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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 14, 2021

Scuffle Committees of the Legislature are still grinding through all-day hearings on every one of those 684 legislative concoctions. The Judiciary and Revenue Committees are always the busiest. Tuesday morning, Speaker Hilgers will interrupt committee hearings for a...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February, 7, 2021

Whiners The State COVID plan moved from blue to green. Yes, green is a more environmentally sensitive color choice. In virus circles, green means the maximum indoor warm body count jumps from 75% of capacity to 100%. Local Health Departments must bless gatherings of...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 24, 2021

Rules Bill introductions wrapped-up Wednesday, and the fat lady sang, “Hallelujah!”. On the first day of the session, Speaker Mike Hilgers, with a nod to the COVID, asked his colleagues to limit their bill requests in hopes of reducing close contact with...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 17, 2021

Ahhhh The Legislature will not convene tomorrow in observance of MLK Day. Interestingly, two bills that would create new holidays are already on file. Juneteenth would replace Arbor Day as a state holiday, and May 19 would become El-Hajj Malik Shabazz, Malcolm X Day....

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 10, 2021

The kids are back! Forty-nine senators, dressed in their Sunday best, gathered Wednesday for the 107th Legislature’s long (90-day) session. All passed the temperature test, most wore face coverings, and plexiglass partitions erected the last session stifled the...