For anyone who hasn’t figured it out yet, the legislature is meeting Thursday and Friday this week. The unusual schedule is a product of their desire to avoid pocket vetoes. In a nutshell, any bill passed in the final five calendar days of the session will not become law if the Governor does not sign it. Which is the opposite of the situation for the entire session before this point; any bill passed before the final five calendar days does become law if the governor doesn’t sign it.
So the legislature arranged their schedule so that only two meeting days are subject to having bills pocket vetoed.
We simply await the final two meeting days to learn our fate for this year.
The good news for now is that the first annual Rocket City Brewfest was a smashing success. I was not able to attend, but Alabama blogger Reactionary volunteered and has written two good posts summarizing the event:
Hopefully we can combine the lessons they learned at the RCBF with the lessons we’ve learned the past two years at the MCBF to make this year’s Magic City Brewfest unbelievably awesome. Better buy your tickets now at MagicCityBrewfest.com.