As we race down the final stretch of the 2021 session, the Governor’s annual wrench, in the form of his Administrative Budget Amendment, has made its way into the machinery. It’s an expected wrench, it’s lobbed every year, but it gives lawmakers a stark window into the Governor’s legislative priorities. What bills will he fund? What projects get the go ahead?
And so goes another week of “As the General Assembly Turns”, fraught with melodrama and fast-moving plot lines. We’ve come to the final calendar of at least 5 House and Senate committees, meaning it’s now, never or 2022 for some of the bills still toiling away at the back of the agenda.
They say something about April showers, don’t they? I believe they portend good things, if I recall correctly. I think it’s an interesting colloquialism, because it’s inherently optimistic while exemplifying the two steps-forward-one-step-back nature of spring. Not to make my every opening paragraph into some sort of metaphor, but doesn’t that just fit?