2016 Legislative Update…Day 58KAM
The General Assembly finished Day 58 of the 2016 Session much like they started, without a budget or a road plan and a lot of work ahead of them. After much negotiating on the budget in the conference committee, where the House and Senate each traded proposals to end the stalemate, no agreement could be reached. The two main sticking points appear to be no cuts to education for the House and more monies for pensions in the form of the permanent fund for the Senate.
The continued lack of agreement has lead to an adjustment of the session’s schedule. As we understand it as of this writing:
- Budget Conference Committee Reconvenes – Today, Wednesday 9:00 am
- Day 59 of the Session will convene on Friday, April 1
The schedule then is dependent on whether a budget agreement is reached:
- If a budget agreement IS reached, Day 60 of the session will convene on Friday, April 15
- If a budget agreement is NOT reached, Day 60 of the session will convene on Tuesday, April 12
We will continue to keep you updated as the legislative session proceeds and developments on the budget bill become available.
Keeping You Informed
As in past years, we will continue to communicate with you weekly with bill tracking lists (click HERE to download current bill list), summaries of legislative actions and dynamics, and specific bills of interest. We will also, of course, contact you immediately as issues of particular interest or concern arise. Don’t forget to schedule time for our KAM Conversation Conference Calls, which will take place on Thursdays, at 4:00 EST, throughout the Legislative Session. We invite KAM Members to call and take part in this dialog each week.
Calendar & Key Dates
You can access the session calendar HERE. Please keep in mind that this calendar can change if the legislature decides to shift days. We will let you know if that happens; however they must adjourn by April 15, according to the Constitution. Below are specific dates of interest.
March 28 and 29 – Concurrence Only
March 30-April 9 – Veto Recess
April 12 – Sine Die
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