One of the more interesting rumors I’ve heard from the capitol this year is that leaders may be considering cutting the session short, perhaps at 33 days or so, leaving time to come back later on and address budget issues that may arise for FY 2011. This was an idea floated last year as well. Of course, last year wasn’t an election year.
Such a move would not cost the state additional money, however, it would push those last days of session past qualifying, which begins on April 26th and lasts until April 30th.
Most members of the state legislature aren’t concerned about general election opposition since only a handful of districts are truly considered to be competitive. Some members of the Republican caucus are worried about potiential primary challengers, specifically opposition that may arise from the tea party movement, if they decide to cast a vote for tax hike.
Once again, this is just a rumor and it likely isn’t the only thing being consider, but still worth sharing.