No one really wants to hang around the Roundhouse too long these days, given the swine flu threat and the fact that axing $660 million from the state's budget isn't the most pleasant of tasks.
But there's another reason some lawmakers are already itching to leave: those running for office can't raise money while the Legislature is in session. The Secretary of State's Office recently sent out this reminder to candidates. The note also says candidates should take down all campaign signs and literature.
With several lawmakers running in races where they need to do a lot of fund raising -- lieutenant governor in particular -- you can bet this won't be the longest special session we've had.