Between snow days and holidays, the state Capitol has been eerily quiet since Friday.
But Capitol police expect the building will be humming with activity again, beginning tomorrow, when a full slate of public hearings and meetings are scheduled.
“Everything scheduled to get off as it was supposed to and its going to be business as usual starting Wednesday,” said Corporal J.B. O’Reilly of the state Capitol police.
Crews are continuing to clear the parking lot on the Capitol grounds of snow. “We’ll be back at work tomorrow and have a full [schedule] the rest of the week,” said Adam Joseph, spokesman for Senate Democrats.
On Thursdays, thousands of people are expected to descend on the Capitol to attend a Valentine’s Day protest against gun violence and in support of tougher gun laws.. The March for Change rally, held on the two month anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will also feature several elected officials, as well as survivors of shootings in Aurora, Colo., and at Virginia Tech.
UPDATE: The rally will go on as planned, despite weather forecasts showing a few new additional inches of snow are possible Thursday morning. Celebrity emcees Missi Pyle and Christine Baranski will be there, organizers say.