State lawmakers are expected to conclude their special session on federal relief spending today.
The legislation allocating some $772 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding passed through their second committees Wednesday, putting them in position for final passage today. The House substituted its bill for the Senate version to make sure the legislation being voted on today is identical.
It brings to an end an essential, if sometimes tedious, special session. Many lawmakers are ready to resume the regular session and get back to passing their agenda items in this election year.
The process to spend this round of ARPA funds has been decidedly bi-partisan. Votes on the bills have been either unanimous or close to it.