We honestly didn’t expect to be sending an email this week. Typically the General Assembly would be quiet for the holiday, but lawmakers plans to convene on Thursday to override many of the Governor’s budget vetoes, perhaps weakening the state’s gun laws while they’re in town.
In response, Republican lawmakers threatened to override the Governor, scheduling a rare holiday-week House session Thursday to hold votes. The budget passed the chamber 59-40 (see how your lawmakers voted), but needs 60 votes to override. It’s important that lawmakers hear from constituents this week. Contact yours now.
Just one committee is meeting this week. House Federalism and Interstate Relations will hold a rare holiday-week hearing on Wednesday to pass three controversial gun measures (HB142, HB233 & HB201). The bills could be on the House floor Thursday.