On the legislative schedule, Friday,
August 15, is listed as the last day for state Senate and Assembly fiscal
committees to meet and send measures to the floor of their respective houses.
This year, lawmakers wrapped up that duty a day early.
Facing long agendas, the two key “money”
committees – the Assembly Appropriations Committee and its Senate counterpart,
the Senate Appropriations Committee -- reviewed and winnowed down the number of
bills in their suspense files.
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