Deadline week is upon us at the Capitol. Starting Monday, the House and Senate each have about 140 bills to hear in four days.
Topics like abortion, lawsuit reform and tax cuts will likely lead to spirited debate that has been known to last hours in both chambers. Earlier this week House lawmakers debated an immigration reform bill for three and a half hours. The Senate has no limit on debate time.
But next week is do-or-die for bills in their house of origin. House Bills that are not passed out of the body by Thursday will be dead; same with Senate bills on that side of the Capitol.
Long nights are anticipated, so enjoy the weekend and tune in next week for a barrage of political coverage.