Legislative Leaders Appear Doubtful in Governor’s Initiatives


It’s day 35 at the legislature and now all remaining bills that are up for a vote, are in the final steps of becoming law. Republican leaders gathered to talk about what can be expected in the 45 remaining days.

Their hope is to end the session by early May and leave around 5 legislative days unused. We spoke with lawmakers on how the session is aligning with the governors projects, like restructuring of the jails, creating more higher ed boards, and funding the presidential library. House Majority Leader Chet Pollert says restructuring the jails is an unrealistic project.

Chet Pollert; House Majority Leader: “Now you’re talking a lot of policy changes, that I don’t think could happen in 3 months.”

Josh Boschee; House Minority Leader: “What I hear from constituents, and what are caucus is standing on is that the library is certainly a great project, but it’s towards the bottom of the priority list at this point.”

Lawmakers say no bill or initiative is truly dead the until session is over.

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