Rep. Mark Hargrove's Email Updates


Although we needed 176 days and three special sessions, the 2015 legislative session is now over. The Legislature has held 13 special sessions in the last 10 years, which is a...

July 16, 2015

We are now in a second special session as budget negotiators still have not come to an agreement on the 2015-17 operating budget. However, both sides continue to make progress in...

June 4, 2015

As you have likely heard by now, the governor has called us into a "rolling" special session since agreements could not be reached on three separate budgets — the two-year state...

May 6, 2015

There are now five days left of the 105-day legislative session, and negotiations concerning the operating budget, the capital budget and a transportation package are still ongoing. Unfortunately, operating budget negotiations...

April 21, 2015

House Democrats and Senate Republicans have now released their operating budget proposals, and while there are some similarities, there are a few glaring differences as well.

April 7, 2015

We are getting closer to the end of session, and I remain optimistic that we will be able to finish our work on time. I don't see any reason why we...

March 25, 2015

We are now past the halfway point of the legislative session, and the action has really picked up. The House has voted on more than 200 bills in the past two...

March 11, 2015

It has been a very busy first six weeks of the legislative session, and we have now voted on dozens of bills that have come to the House floor. This past...

Feb. 24, 2015

It's been an exciting first month of the 2015 legislative session, and I wanted to give you an update on some of the latest happenings here in the Legislature.

Feb. 9, 2015

The first two weeks of the 2015 legislative session are off to a fast start, and we are focused on completing our work on time in the 105 days we are...

Jan. 26, 2015