Last week the legislature completed their work on the Fiscal 15 budget and sent it to the Governor, who has until Friday to use his veto pen. Once he places his stamp on the budget, this legislature will begin the over ride process. A two-thirds vote is necessary to override the Governor's veto. Given the large majority of Democrats, that becomes nearly a done deal. It reminds me of my high school civics teacher who drilled into the class the notion that "the executive branch proposes and the legislative branch disposes".
With the budget complete, all attention will be on legislation. With only 23 days until the end of the session the pace should be fast and furious. First up today will be anti violence/gun control legislation in the Senate. The initial release was not met with overwhelming support, so it has been "tweaked" for today's release and vote. We have not seen the finished product but have weighed in with our concerns in the original document. Stay tuned.