By Peter Schorsch, SaintPetersBlog.com (March 25, 2013) – Lawmakers take a break this week for the religious holidays, Passover at the beginning of the week and Good Friday at the end – with work scheduled at the Capitol only on Wednesday and Thursday.
By the end of the week, the Senate, at least, will have a published general appropriations act, which is expected to be out by Friday, after the Appropriations Committee’s meeting on Thursday. The bill will be before the committee for a vote the following week.
SCHOOL OVERHAULS: Backers of a bill that would give parents more say in what happens to failing schools, including being able to require that they be taken over by a charter school company, hold a media availability to discuss the bill. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., Florida Press Center, 336 E. College Ave., Tallahassee.)
COURT HEARS CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING ISSUE: The 1st District Court of Appeal will hear arguments in part of a case challenging the congressional redistricting plan approved by lawmakers last year. The two sides have battled about whether some legislative information about the redistricting process should be considered privileged. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)