Crossover Day set for Friday

Both the state Senate and House passed resolutions Monday to push back this week’s legislative schedule a few days. That means Crossover Day — a marathon of legislative action when bills either move on or die — will be Friday.

The House and Senate will meet Wednesday and Friday of this week for Days 29 and 30, respectively.

Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) said this week’s break will allow the House to work with the hospitals “to find common ground” on the budget.

Monday was the last day for any Senate bill to get out of committee.

Both chambers will come back next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, then take a week off for Easter. It would also free them to attend the Masters the same week at Augusta National Golf Club if they chose that course.

Legislative action will resume April 12, which would be Day 34 of the 40-day session.