By week’s end, half the states will have begun their 2014 sessions


Georgia’s legislature is one of many that reconvene this week. (David Goldman/AP)

A second wave of state legislatures reconvene this week, with lawmakers in 11 states getting back to work.

Some 1,473 lawmakers will join counterparts in 15 states who reconvened last week, according to data collected by the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures. By Wednesday, half of all state legislatures will have reconvened, with nearly 4,000 lawmakers back at work crafting policy in their respective state capitols.

By the end of the month, 37 legislatures will be in session. Nine will reconvene in the coming months. Only four — Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas — are not scheduled to convene at all this year.

The five states whose legislatures reconvene Monday are:
• Arizona
• Georgia
• Iowa
• Kansas
• Washington

The five reconvening on Tuesday are:
• Alabama
• Delaware
• South Carolina
• South Dakota
• Tennessee
(Legislators in New Jersey and Wisconsin will also return to work, but in those states they work throughout the year.)

One state, Hawaii’s, begins Wednesday.

To learn more about the sessions that have already begun and those to come, check out our roundup of session previews.

Niraj Chokshi reports for GovBeat, The Post's state and local policy blog.
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