Today is Day 72 of the 2021 regular session, which is scheduled to last 105 days and end on April 25. The pace of the session has picked up, with Senate bills moving (or dying) in the House, and vice versa.
This week, we will see the majority propose its operating, transportation and capital (building) budgets, which will be followed by weeks of testimony, debate and negotiations – primarily on the operating budget. While the transportation and capital budgets are usually less controversial, that is not always the case.
April 11 is the last day for the Senate to act on bills from the House. The exceptions are initiatives and alternatives to initiatives, budgets and matters necessary to implement budgets, differences between the two chambers, and matters incident to the interim (post-session) and closing of the session.
In these final days of the session, I will be working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to solve problems faced by our state, reduce the barriers to job creation and economic revival, and protect your liberties from overreaching government, burdensome regulation and unnecessary, crushing new tax proposals.