Rep. Loge recaps week as Legislative session winds down

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This past week was only four days, cut short for a break for Good Friday, Easter, and time to be with families. Before leaving, we had a mad scramble to get any remaining bills through committee and any house resolutions across the House floor to send to the Senate.

These resolutions are for studies during the interim, the end of this session and before the next session. They will be studied by committees that will meet once a month or every two to three months depending on the importance and depth of the study. These studies may deal with for examples, jobs in low income areas, tax revisions, suicide prevention, and health care issues. These resolutions that pass the House and Senate, then get ranked and prioritized by the bodies. This past week we also had to vote on many Senate bills or Senate amendments to House bills. Most days we had ten to fifteen bills on second readings and nearly that many on third readings, which caused two House sessions on two of the days.

THIS WEEK will be more House and Senate study resolutions to vote on. We will be winding down soon but first we must finish hard work on the appropriations bill. Also in the mix is the infrastructure bill and the gas tax bill. These all involve much background conversations and negotiations. The Governor’s plan also fits into the mix of negotiations. I cannot predict the outcome of these and also cannot predict our finishing date. As of last Friday, we officially have thirteen days left on the books that can be used but if all goes well, we may save some of those days in case we have to go back and deal with any federal issues that fall back to the state.

I HOPE everyone had a great Easter. You can contact me at DenleyLogeHD14@gmail.com, 406-544-5220 or 406-444-4800.

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