It Was All New: The Biennium, the Leadership, the Governor. The 2017 legislative session officially wound down to its messy end sometime after midnight on Thursday, May 18. In that inconclusive finish, the tempering of the entire slate of new legislative and executive leaders was on display as agreements on several key issues – the budget, taxes, school employees’ health insurance, marijuana legalization – eluded all concerned. Legislators will return to the Golden Dome on June 21 and 22 for a “veto session.” That’s because on May 24, the governor vetoed S.22, the bill that would allow adults to possess limited amounts of marijuana, although a compromise may be agreed to upon during the veto session. On June 6, he vetoed the state budget (H.518) and the education property tax yield legislation (H.509).
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