After making huge strides earlier in the week to shake off six years of legislative gridlock, lawmakers took a few steps backward at the end of the week, as the Senate President began to run out the clock on major campaign finance reform.

Senate members also spent long hours debating and voting on legislation to meet the May 22 deadline for voting House bills out of the Senate, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

On May 21, lawmakers sent the Governor the first capital construction program in more than 10 years. However, on May 22, a House lawmaker filed a motion to reconsider the votes by which the capital construction bills were passed, which means that the bills remain in the House and do not head to the Governor’s desk until those motions are acted on.

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