IN THE HOUSE WITH REP. TONI HASENBECK

District 65

at the Capitol and at Home

Although session won’t end for another few weeks, I’ve been reflecting on what my first year in the legislature has consisted of. Getting a feel for the ropes as a freshman legislator is not without its challenges, but I’ve enjoyed the learning process to find out how to effectively move bills through the legislative process so they can be passed and signed into law.

I’m excited to continue budget negotiations with the Senate and the Governor through the remaining weeks. The Legislature adjourns by May 31 at 5 p.m., and we must have a budget for Fiscal Year 2020 passed through both chambers by then to avoid the headache and additional costs of special session.

However, some of my favorite parts of session so far didn’t take place on the House floor or committee meetings. I always enjoy seeing friendly faces from District 65 at the Capitol. I’ve spent time with many groups from the area and visitors that stop by my office to talk about the legislative process and what an average day looks like for a state representative.

 

 

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