It's about the children.... and the points
Posted at 1:08 PM on January 8, 2007 by Bob Collins (6 Comments)
Not to be outdone by the Senate, the House bounced into the legislative season with 67 new bill filings today. You can see the bills here. And if you'd like to listen to the DFL news conference, you can do that too. (RealAudio required).
Update 6:32 p.m.: It's wayyy too early to get down about your team, or, for that matter, "up" about your team. Case in point. Lots of teams "rebounded" today with the mass filings in the House. But around 5:30, the committee agenda for tomorrow arrived. Now, I'm issuing points for a bill heard (BH) based on its appearance on a committee agenda and two are up for Senate hearings tomorrow. SF 17 ( Deductions and changes for tuition etc) and SF 16 ( Seat belt violations as primary offense) will be heard in separate committees
tomorrow Wednesday and Thursday.. Sen. Dave Senjem is a co-sponsor of both. That's 10 points for two hearings which is a lot easier than filing 10 bills. So Senjem -- a Republican -- rocketed to the top of the power rankings today, and rewarded his managers accordingly.
A couple of quick thoughts:
More as it happens.
Hmmm... for the Redress, by my count...
Severson - 3
Abeler only had 5... I'm sure the Sadist expected more from their 1st round pick.
Urdahl came through with 5 for Confidential... nice. That will probably keep him in 1st place.
Just a heads up, I got a call from the AP today asking questions about MFL. Kinda cool!
The Beavers got smoked today! I was obviously expecting more than 1 point from my first round pick, but it's a long legislative season. Hopefully my Senators will pick up some slack later in the week.
Posted by mike simpkins | January 8, 2007 3:29 PM
You beat me to the punch, GML. I scrolled through really quickly with a CTRL+F, 'Urdahl' to check up on him. I got the same call too - will call back in about an hour.
My House-only team (House Call) didn't score a point last week (no House bill intro.s) but 21 points today has rebounded me into a tie for 5th (thanks to Rep. Paul Thissen!).
I'm not sure to be so lucky in the days to come. Anyone looking to trade away a Senator?
Posted by Matt Flory | January 8, 2007 6:28 PM
"Sometimes you can overthink this game."
Sometimes!? Wouldn't this be the first time? We should congratulate the Laborites for being the first to over think in the MFL! There should be an award (or penalty? say minus 10 points) for this achievement.