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Points change; standings don't

Posted at 11:08 AM on January 24, 2007 by Bob Collins (4 Comments)

A couple of bills were heard -- and passed -- committees yesterday. In the House, the Health and Human Services Committee passed HF 111 This bill requires high-deductible health plans used with a health savings account to cover preventive care with no deductible. It passed on a voice vote (have I mentioned how much I hate voice votes?), with some opposition. Should be interesting as there is one Republican (Abeler) signed onto that package. This could have some points potential -- or not -- since there is no Senate companion bill. It could also get folded into another bill. Who knows?

The Commerce and labor Committee, meanwhile, heard and passed HF 211. This bill prohibits the sale of information that you provide on a mortgage application. It moves on to another committee to accumulate more points. There is no Senate companion.

With those tallies, there is movement in the power rankings as Rep. Erin Murphy assumes the top spot, and some shifts in standings, but not at the top of the pile.

Standings, power rankings, and the play-by-play page has been updated. I'm going to wait until late this afternoon to update the rosters page, as there are several bills in committee today.

Comments (4)

Watching the Beavers and Redress move up the standings in Gold, will be interesting who gets the 4th position at the end of the week.

The top 3 teams however, are so far ahead. I wonder if we have to wait for them to slide before we have a chance to catch them.

Posted by gml4 | January 24, 2007 12:13 PM

They're not really that far ahead. It's just that the bills have gotten hearings. With a graduated scoring system, key bills being rolled into omnibus bills, chambers adopted the other's bill.... no lead is particularly significant at the moment.

That said, if a team is trying to move up in the standings, there's no real excuse for leaving the top two point-getters of all 201 legislators stuck in the waiver pool (hello, Gold League?) for three weeks.

A team paying attention could've received 100 points this week EASY, just for the right pick. The key was -- or should have been -- to unload legislators who didn't have many bills filed, pick up the ones that did for some quick BH (and maybe CP points) and then worry about the legislators whose bills will actually get signed by the gov later.

At this stage of the "season," BF points aren't going to get you much. Grab the ones who've already filed tons of bills, and get the committee points.

But, of course, that's just one way to play it.

Posted by Bob Collins | January 24, 2007 12:29 PM

The way I've been looking at this (and I could be wrong) doesn't factor in what points have been scored already. I've been looking at potential points in the week ahead with my transactions.

And I know I am reticent to drop the ones I drafted. It's kinda like saying, well, maybe I was wrong.

I know... get over it. Right?

Posted by gml4 | January 24, 2007 3:21 PM

Whatever method you're using, George, has proven to work so far.

And, I think, you're right. Points already scored don't much matter. OTOH, most points already scored are for "bills filed," so if someone is sitting, say, in a free agent pool with a lot of points, it stands to reason that there's a better than average chance, perhaps, that some decent BH (bills heard) points will follow.

Theoretically, someone who's filed a lot of bills is going to get more points than someone who hasn't, by virtue of increased odds that the bills will get a hearing.

Posted by Bob Collins | January 24, 2007 3:31 PM