It Keeps Going And Going And Going...
Somebody cue the Energizer Bunny to the State Capitol
The talk in Nashville on Capitol Hill is now that the General Assembly could be in session for two to three more weeks. That could complicate matters for Senators who have one legislative day remaining on their constitutional 90-day mandate (each House of the General Assembly is only allowed to meet in full session for 90 days in a two-year cycle). The House of Representatives has three legislative days left and will be using one of those today. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to meet at 2:00pm Central time this afternoon. Senators will almost certainly have to meet in session after today since the budget is going to a conference committee of the two houses. The House could spread each of their remaining legislative days into one session a week for the next three weeks.
"They're saying we could be here 2 or 3 more weeks, that's the talk," Rep. Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) told The Examiner this morning, "it's getting ridiculous. We won't have session every day, but we'll have [finance and budget sub] committees."
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