Lawmakers Begin Final Full Week of Legislature

co-state-capitol-300It’s the last full week for the 2014 Legislature, and big decisions loom. Expect long days on the floor and intense lobbying to get favored bills through. House Speaker Mark Ferrandino has warned his chamber to be prepared to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Capitol until the final gavels fall on May 7th.  Among the biggest items lawmakers will decide in the final sprint is how to spend new recreational marijuana tax revenues. A $23 million spending plan has been approved by the Joint Budget Committee and hits the Senate this week. Also, a House committee starts work today on a proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments eligible for medical marijuana clearance. And new limits on edible and concentrated pot are scheduled for Senate hearings.


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