2018 legislative session opens with big issues on the horizon

Neither presiding officer filled key committee vacancies caused by resignations of legislators during the past year. The most influential vacancy is the House Education Committee chair.

Gunn said he hopes to have the committee vacancies filled by the end of the week.

The key Senate committee slot open is Judiciary A chair.

The Legislature also made no attempt to try to override the seven vetoes Gov. Phil Bryant made of legislation last year. The most impactful of those bills was one designed to help inmates have a successful return to the general population.

Daily Journal
1/3/18