Both the Senate and House are now in recess. Senate President Peter Courtney has recessed the Senate until 2:30 to allow the House to take action on SB 861 when it reconvenes at 2:00. SB 861 is the major PERS reform bill and is a key element of the package of bills working their way through the House and Senate. The 3 major bills in the Senate and the 2 major bills in the House have now all passed their first hurdle. The next step is to exchange these bills to the other chamber. Half way to an agreement. Still a lot of work to do.