03/07/2014 | News |
Tomorrow, the General Assembly will adjourn—and, thanks to Obamacare, it will adjourn without adopting a budget.
More on that in a few days. For now, I want to tell you about some important legislation I was able to get through this year on issues like human trafficking, synthetic drugs, and property rights. All of these measures passed with broad bipartisan support.
The narcotics landscape has changed drastically in recent years with the rise...Continued »
Budget Cheat Sheet
02/16/2014 | News |
Earlier today, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Appropriations Committee met to adopt the preliminary budgets of the respective chambers, setting out their plans for the expenditure of nearly $100 billion over the next two years. There are many votes and negotiations to follow, and the final budget may look decidedly different from either of these two documents on a number of key points, but the money committees' actions today lay out a road map for...Continued »
Democrats Back Job-killing Wage Policy
02/11/2014 | News |
What a difference one vote makes.
A new Lieutenant Governor—that’s all that was needed for Democrats to reorganize the Senate, and now they’re taking full advantage. The changes are striking, and to see that, you need look no farther than the committee vote on legislation raising the minimum wage to $9.25 per hour, $2 above the federal minimum wage.
The vote in the Commerce & Labor Committee yesterday was 10-6. The AFL-CIO, SEUI, the United Food and...Continued »