Late state budget pushes back fall legislative floor sessions

Rep. Todd Novak says the biennial budget “ate up a lot of time” but he’s optimistic his Marsy’s Law proposal to give crime victims more rights will pass the Legislature this fall even if the session is shorter than usual.
The state budget, which was finalized more than two months late, has pushed back this fall’s floor periods a bit.
At the beginning of the year, the Legislature had penciled in possible floor sessions for two weeks in September and one in mid-October.
But the Senate is now not planning on coming back until at least the end of October. The Assembly is also expected to come back...

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