The last week of the 93rd legislative Session has concluded, and veto day on March 26 is the only day remaining. It's been an honor to serve as the Senate minority leader for the past couple terms, and it's bittersweet to see my time in the Senate come to an end. It's been a long week of goodbyes to the many people who have helped make my time as a legislator successful and meaningful. It's also been a culminating week where all the ideas and values we've professed all session must be reconciled to create a budget we can agree on.
Last week, all the Senate bills have moved onto the House, and we are into the home stretch of the 93rd legislative session with just one week remaining. I was happy to have my son, Liam, and my parents visit the Capitol this week. There's something indescribable and humbling about bringing my son to this place where I and my colleagues work hard to improve our state for his and future generations. It puts our work into perspective and reminds us of the bigger picture — the reasons we ran for office and show up ready to make a difference every day.
We're finishing up the first month of the legislative session, and it has been a productive one. So far over 530 pieces of legislation have been introduced in the House and Senate. Based on these numbers it will be a very busy remainder of this legislative session.