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Although you'd think most people would be out enjoying summer vacations, July has been a busy month for news related to legislative matters and state government. Here are some examples: The...

July 26, 2019

A measure that would allow images and information from traffic safety cameras and photo toll booths to be used in investigations received a public hearing Monday in the House Public Safety...

Jan. 22, 2019

Late Thursday night, we finished our work and adjourned for the year. It was an intense 60-day session with some highs, but a lot more lows. One-party control of the House...

March 10, 2018

The big news since my last update is the Legislature was finally able to send the 2017-19 capital budget to the governor's desk to be signed into law. The $4.17 billion...

Feb. 2, 2018

As you have likely heard by now, the Legislature is currently in a 30-day special session. Unfortunately, budget negotiators in the House and Senate were unable to come to an agreement...

May 5, 2017

We've recently spent long hours on the House floor voting on bills in the run-up to house of origin cutoff, which was at 5 p.m. last night. All bills that did...

March 9, 2017

We are now one month into the 2017 legislative session, and the first major milestone is right around the corner. Feb. 17 marks policy cutoff, which means bills that do not...

Feb. 15, 2017

As we wrap up the third week of the 2017 legislative session, I wanted to provide you with an update on the session, the committees I'm serving on, as well as...

Jan. 27, 2017

It required a 60-day regular session and 20 days of special session, but the Legislature finally adjourned late Tuesday night after 13 hours of floor action. When the final gavel struck...

April 1, 2016

I'm pleased that the Legislature finally adopted an operating budget that is a huge win for families, students, teachers, state employees and taxpayers across our state. While I'm not happy it...

July 7, 2015