Roberts plows through mountain of bill proposals


Moving into February, we’ve got nearly 340 bills introduced in the House and Senate. That’s probably just over half of how many will be filed before the session ends, which gives you a sense of the workload to be accomplished in the 120-day legislative session.

Political control of the state legislature is divided this year, with each party controlling just one chamber. The split legislature will demonstrate differences in basic party philosophy and agendas. Because of these differences, fewer bills than under single party control will make it to the governor’s desk for signature or veto.

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