Goodbye special session
The House of Delegates will also be in session -- briefly -- just so the body can officially adjourn. That irked some GOP leaders who said taxpayer money could have been saved had the senate opted to work Wednesday instead of taking the day off. Had the senate stayed in session, both chambers could be done with the legislation Wednesday night.
Rumors were flying that the House GOP caucus would try some maneuver to register their displeasure -- there's nothing they can do in the House at this point to prevent the bill from becoming law.
Both houses should be done by noon, though the usual end of session confetti drop is unlikely. And, if all goes smoothly, O'Malley will put his signature on his new bill today.