This week, Senate President Bill Ferguson noted that the rapidly-growing bill lists and committee workloads “kicks off the real first day of the 2020 session.” The signs are everywhere. Committee hearings running into evening hours, stakeholders and bill drafters scrambling to make deadlines, lively floor debates (including video coverage in the House!) – all hallmarks that the 2020 Session is indeed in full swing. MACo’s Legislative Committee will continue guiding county policy priorities through the weeks ahead, as the flood of legislative proposals is just around the corner. Buckle up!