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Lengthy session was also an extraordinary one (access required)

Squealing about spending Senators Ron Gould and Jack Harper showed up at the Capitol in early May with rented pigs. Their message? They were not happy about the proposed $10.2 billion budget. This year’s legislative session, the fifth longest in ...

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Bill Sponsorships (access required)

The following is a list of who sponsored the most bills in 2006.The total refers to bills the lawmaker co-sponsored. A total of 1,453 bills were filed in the 47th Legislature, Second Regular Session; 438 passed, 395 were signed and ...

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What Lawmakers Referred to the Ballot (access required)

What follows is a list of Senate and House concurrent resolutions; proposals the Legislature are referring to the ballot for approval by voters. SCRs and HCRs do not require the governor’s approval. SCR1031 PUBLIC PROGRAMS; CITIZENS The 2006 general election ...

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Construction costs outpace inflation (access required)

Construction material costs are outrunning producer prices, an economist says. “Get used to higher materials cost inflation,” Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), stated in a press release. Mr. Simonson commented in Washington D.C. ...

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