Coming soon: Bills for cats, canoes and cryptocurrency
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With the start of the 2020 legislative session less than two weeks away, this is an appropriate time to examine the workload.
More than 1,100 legislative service requests have been submitted to bill drafters, though the number of actual bills will end up being much lower.
The adoption of a two-year state budget always dominates the first or odd-numbered year of a legislator’s two-year term. The second coincides with the election year, which tends to be colored by more political and ideological fights.