Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Special Session Called-for Scheduled Legislative Day

Why will the General Assembly be meeting in special session on a day when they were scheduled to meet anyway? Probably to avoid using a legislative day:

Calling a special session seems to be a drastic step that is aimed at doing nothing more than insuring that the General Assembly does not use any of its 90 legislative days taking care of this educational grant question. The General Assembly is only constitutionally allowed to meet in session for 90 days in a two-year period, but days spent in a special session do not count against that total. Hence, a special session is being called in order to prevent the General Assembly from using part of their alloted business days to conduct business.



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