As a former state delegate of 20 years, I’ve heard the old quip about the 90-day legislative session: 90% of the work gets done in the last 10 days. That may be a slight exaggeration, but the statement conveys a general truth: some bills emerge from out of nowhere and move at breakneck speed to win passage, while others get bogged down in parliamentary technicalities that spell its demise. Essentially, if leadership wants to either get something across the finish line or stuff it in the drawer, it doesn’t matter how many days or even hours remain in the session.
Franchot: Before Session Ends, Extend Gas Tax Holiday to 90 Days
April 7, 2022