Session Update #4

February 09, 2018

Last Update described the the Session as having become a “slog” as we approach “crossover” next week, it can now be described as a race to the finish (or at least the finish of the first half of the Session!).  All bills but the budget and some selected resolutions must be acted upon by their chamber where they were introduced by the end of the Session on the 13th. This is also the time when things may be sent to the trash heap, resurrected from the same trash for reconsideration or simply lost in a committee – hard to track and difficult to explain.  Several bills we have been tracking seem to be in good shape; budget information will be available next week.  We have no hints – they have not finalized the decision on Medicaid Expansion as of this morning; no expansion = no extra money!