Over 1,100 bills have been filed by legislators this session—583 in the Senate and 590 in the House. That’s a lot of material for the process of making laws in the sausage machine. Many will die, of course. But others will determine how much tax you will pay, what public school teachers and state employees will get in their paychecks, how the judges and the courts will operate, and the authority of local governments. And more. Governing a state with 10 million people and growing is a complex challenge.