January 4, 2010
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Last week saw the conclusion of this year's legislative session.
Last week saw the House closing in on the end of this year's legislative session -- we only have one week to go.
The most important bill we saw last week was HB 106, which contains the 2014 fiscal year budget, also known as the "big budget."
Last week saw a number of long days on the House floor, concluding with crossover day.
The Legislative session is headed toward crossover day.
The Legislative pace is really picking up, with the second half promising to be very intense.
The House voted on 20 bills and resolutions during the fourth week of the session, as our overall pace began to pick up.
During the second week of the legislative session, the House began moving a bit faster as the first few bills came out of the committee system.
Last week, the House returned to regular business, with the budgeting process well under way and the committees starting to churn out bills. We voted on five bills on the House floor during the week, with most of them being fairly mundane housekeeping measures. One was of greater interest.
State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, has announced his bid for re-election. Holt, halfway through his third term, said that as in campaigns past, fiscal conservatism is his number one priority.