Greetings From Raleigh 5-13-05
On Wednesday we saw the final day for introducing substantive bills during this session. One hundred, twenty House members filed 1,781 bills and fifty Senate members filed 1,175 for a total of 2,956. Gerry Cohen, Director of the Bill Drafting Division, said that the number of requests for bill drafts increased more than thirty percent over the 2003 session. The focus now turns to debating and passing those bills that have sufficient support, in addition to compromising the House and Senate versions of the budget.
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