Sunday off, Monday back on

Leaders in the Iowa legislature have announced lawmakers soon will conclude their work this evening, then return to the statehouse on Monday for more votes on more bills that are on the “must do” list.  Legislators are trying to wrap up the 2010 legislative session before April 1.  March 31 would be the 80th day of the session.

UPDATE:  after a debate of less than half an hour, the Iowa Senate just passed the last major bill to move through the legislative pipeline. The bill will be debated by the House next week.  Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) then announced the senate would not come back into session until 2 p.m. Monday.  “Wow,” exclaimed Senate President Jack Kibbie, followed by general applause from other senators and the Senate has now — as of 9:09 p.m. on Saturday — concluded its work for this week.

The House intends to start its activities at 10 a.m. on Monday.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.