The Legislature’s top leaders are pressing to adjourn March 29 — the Friday before Easter — and taking steps to cut off introduction of new legislation.
Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, told his committee chairs Thursday to turn off the taps.
“This coming week, we’ll start shutting down introduction of new (bills),” Hill said Friday. “Now, ‘shut down,’ is a harsh term — there will be exceptions — but they should start discouraging people.”
House Speaker Scott Bedke will deliver the same message Monday in his chat with committee chairs, a meeting that will include majority and minority leadership.
“I want to be finished by the end of the month, unless there’s a really good reason not to,” Bedke , R-Oakley, said Friday after the House recessed for the weekend.
For more on this hoppy, er, happy prospect, read my column in Saturday’s Idaho Statesman.