Monday, January 15, 2007

Ony 44 Days Left!!!

I know it may be early, but yes, the countdown has already begun. The opening day ceremonies have just concluded and many on Capitol Hill already have their eye on the finish line. It is not that we don't love our fine legislature, but the process, by its very nature, has the potential to induce unforeseen panic attacks and levels of excitement that are only advised under strict medical supervision.

Call us sick, but many of us do, however, love the process and relish the opportunity to provide input on the democratic process that is before us. Thank goodness that those who proceeded us had the wisdom to only allow this exercise to last for 45 days a year.

Now that the first day ceremonies are behind us, the legislature will be in full swing tomorrow. I have included a list of a few items we will be watching on Tuesday-- and we can expect that list to grow exponentially over the next few weeks.

At this point, it is time to fasten your seat belt and keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle for the duration of the ride. 44-days here we come!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 Committee Schedule:

House Political Subdivisions – 8:00 am – Room W125
HB0069 County and Municipal Land Use Provisions Regarding Schools (L. Wiley)

House Government Operations – 8:30 am – Room W010
HB0061 Election Law Amendments (D. Aagard)

House Revenue and Taxation – 9:00 am – Room W135
HB0098 County Option Sales and Use Tax for Highways, Fixed Guideways, or Systems of Public Transit Amendments (C. Frank)

You can anticipate updates on these items in tomorrow's blog posting.

Until next time enjoy.