Don’t expect an early end to the session

Don’t expect an early end to the session

- in Legislative Watch

The state Senate just approved a resolution that extends the “crossover deadline” (the date by which bills must pass out of the house in which they originate) from May 12 to June 9. Historically, crossover (a tool used to limit the flood of bills in the legislature) is normally set for late April or the beginning of May. 

By moving it to June 9, lawmakers would seem to be sending a message that early adjournment of the 2011 session is increasingly unlikely.

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Rob Schofield, Director of NC Policy Watch, has three decades of experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, writer and commentator. At Policy Watch, Rob writes and edits daily online commentaries and handles numerous public speaking and electronic media appearances. He also delivers a radio commentary that’s broadcast weekdays on WRAL-FM and WCHL and hosts News and Views, a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina.
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