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We are now in the third week of a special session that has been anything but “special.”  You all know why the Legislature didn’t finish its work during the 105-day... ...

May 10, 2011

The Legislature is in its second week of Special Session. I have little progress to report on the budget negotiations, which are being handled by a few key members of... ...

May 9, 2011

As we entered the month of May, I expected to be back in the 42nd Legislative District discussing the good and the bad of my first legislative session. However, I spent...

May 4, 2011

We’re now nine days into a special session limited to 30 days and yet there is still no budget for us to vote on. People keep asking me, “Why isn’t... ...

May 4, 2011

On April 20, I posted my first online survey with eight budget and revenue questions. Have you had an opportunity to take the survey? If not, you have two more... ...

May 2, 2011

The regular legislative session adjourned Friday, April 22, however the governor called a special session April 26. The Constitution allows a special session to last 30 days. Budget writers in... ...

May 2, 2011

The regular session of the Legislature adjourned last Friday, two days earlier than the scheduled 105-days. It’s not that the Legislature finished its work. It’s that the majority party essentially... ...

April 29, 2011

Session Review and Special Session Update The regular session of the Legislature adjourned last Friday, April 22 (day 103 of the scheduled 105 days), without two critical pieces of legislation:... ...

April 29, 2011

Even though one party controls the House of Representatives, the Senate and the governor’s mansion, a solution to our state’s $5.1 billion shortfall could not be agreed upon within the... ...

April 25, 2011

The governor announced today she will call for a special session to begin tomorrow (Tuesday, April 26) so lawmakers can return to complete the two of three budget bills they needed...

April 25, 2011