I was given word that House Speaker Jim Amann has called a session of the State House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 5th. That also happens to be the first day of Hanukkah.
The state legislature is part time, and is supposed to meet from January to June in odd years and February to May in even years. However, due to a total lack of competent leadership, the legislature seems to have met almost every month this year. Now he apparently has something so pressing he wants to act on it on a holiday when the likelihood is that he just failed to act on it before June.
The backlog they create for themselves on things they are too incompetent to get done during the regular session provides a number of liberals in the House and Senate with an excuse to call for a full-time legislature, allowing many of them to obtain their first full-time job, move out of their mom's basement, and suck a little harder on the public teat.
I have no idea what it is they are supposed to be meeting on next week, but if you're a Jewish legislator or staffer, your eight crazy nights are going to get off to a busy start. My guess is that the legislature will still be off for Christmas though.