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Hodge provides legislative update at town hall meeting

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State Sen. Mary Hodge and State Rep. Jenise May met with constituents during a town hall meeting at Anythink Library in Thornton Saturday. The women answered specific questions from constituents on marijuana, education, and the state’s fire and floods fund. 

Although Hodge has introduced and is supporting a number of bills, she said they’re not particularly “sexy.” She also gave an update on the Joint Budget Committee, on which she and May. 

Hodge said that the committee is about a third of the way through the budget process and that they’re done with the agriculture, public safety and judiciary portions of the budget thus far. 

“It’s different this year from what it’s ever been,” she said about time the committee is spending on the budget process. “We’ve got big gaps where we’re not doing anything and they make me really nervous.”

She said the committee used to work on the budget until it was done but that the committee didn’t work on Friday and wasn’t scheduled to work Monday or Tuesday. She said in March the committee will begin working on the budget every day.