Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Legislative Watch Day 2

Today the House and Senate set the schedule for the first 4 weeks of the Legislative Session. The Legislature will be in session through Thursday of this week (Day 4) and then will take off this Friday.

The Assembly will technically be out of session next week but, following the King Holiday on Monday, will spend Tuesday through Friday in budget hearings (listen for the gnashing of teeth under the Gold Dome that week). The Legislature will return to session January 25th through the 28th (Day 8) but will take off Friday, January 29th. They then will be in session the entire week of February 1 through February 5 (Day 13) and will return on Monday, February 8th for Day 14.

At some point between now and February 8th, they will adopt a resolution setting the schedule beyond that date.

Tomorrow, Governor Perdue will deliver his final State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate. Look for heavy emphasis on the budget problems, transportation and water issues.

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