The legislative session is entering its final day today. Expect the usual bonanza of last-minute bills. The House comes back into session at noon today after adjourning very late last night. The governor is not expected to give the traditional end-of-session speech, due to the fact that there is no budget agreement in place (and there is unlikely to be one today).
- The U.S. Senate vacancy bill, which would provide for a special election in the case of a U.S. Senate vacancy instead of a gubernatorial appointment, is headed for the governor’s desk. Expect her to veto it. An override may be possible, however.
- There was no action on paid sick days, as the Senate is currently deadlocked at 18 votes for each side.
- It’s still legal to have an open container of alcohol in your car, apparently.
- The national popular vote bill will not get a vote in the Senate.