It seems to happen nearly every time the legislature is nearing a break in our schedule of voting session. Various levels of panic set in and unusual actions are attempted as the urgency of the close of business sets in. The last half of May has moved into this mode. Memorial Day is only a week away. That is when the General Assembly is scheduled to break for the remainder of the election cycle.
Perhaps the top issue at the moment is implementing legislation for the four casinos authorized by voters last November. Other bills are more acurately placed in two other categories: renew authorizations that will expire while the legislature is in recess, and bills designed to add talking points for candidates seeking re-election.
Check back on this post. I may add to it over the weekend, or on Monday.