We are down to one week of session to go, and things are moving at a frantic pace. While the vast majority of the major issues coming into session have now been agreed to between the House, the Senate and the Governor, there are still many bills on their final push to become law. Bills that aren’t passed by June 1st must wait almost 2 full years before they have another chance to become law.
This past week saw some of the best legislative movement of the year, as both the budget and the tax relief packages were agreed to and quality bills were passed, including one that ensures the protection of pastors. We’ve outlined the budget and tax relief details below, along with summaries of some of the bills that were passed in the past week.
I hope that everyone has been and continues to be safe during the severe weather we’ve seen across the state and especially back home. I am amazed at how quickly our drought was ended throughout the district.
Last, but certainly not least, I hope all of you will have a tremendous, but reflective, Memorial Day. I was reminded by a military friend of mine that while he and others serving in the military are due respect and honor every day of year, Memorial Day is specifically set aside for those brave few who have purchased our freedom with their lives. Let us never forget their sacrifices or allow their sacrifices to be in vain.
It is an honor to serve as your State Representative.
May God bless you and your family,
… this is an excerpt from Representative James Frank’s Newsletter dated May 25, 2015