Capital insiders now predict session will end at 9:53 p.m.

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Everyone wants to know when the 2014 Legislation Session will end. But which Capitol insider will come closest to predicting when session will end?

According to Kevin Cate and Franco Ripple at CateComm, who have organized an online competition to reward the political aficionado who comes closest to predicting when Sine Die will occur, the mean of all of the picks from lawmakers, reporters, and insiders made since the budget was printed on Tuesday indicates Friday at 9:53 p.m. will be the witching hour.

There are over seventy entries so far in the #CateSineDie contest with one from Speaker Weatherford, who predicted session could end “not soon enough.”

Closest to predicting when session will end without going over will win a $200 bar tab, if the prediction was made before noon on Friday, April 25.

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