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SF 11 to floor today?

Posted at 1:49 AM on February 1, 2007 by Bob Collins (2 Comments)

There's a chance SF 11 will come for a vote in the Senate today. The bill requires the state to include inflation in budget reports and projections. On the surface, it sounds simple enough. But investigate further and you'll find some real DFL vs. GOP divisions on this one. And in Fantasy Legislature, with a DFL-controlled Legislature and a Republican governor, well, that's a prelude to a MFL point bonanza.

The GOP thinks the bill is a recipe for automatic budget increases. The DFL says it's common-sense budgeting.

Which means, from an MFL perspective, what does the governor think?

The governor thinks along the lines of his party, according to what I've heard, and he may veto ift if it reaches his desk, which I'm thinking it will.

SF 11 has a single name on it: Sen. Richard Cohen. Its companion (HF68) carries the names of Reps. Solberg; Lenczewski; Hilstrom; Tschumper; Kahn; Abeler. The points, of course, will hinge on what the number of the bill that ultimately ends up on the governor''s desk (if one does).

Earlier this week, the governor signed HF 8 (tax conformity), after the Senate substituted the House version for the Senate version, denying points to owners of Sen. Tom Bakk, Sen. Richard Cohen, Sen. Terri Bonoff, Sen. Katie Sieben and Sen. Tarryl Clark.

Somewhere in there, there's a new verb for when that happens to an MFL manager. "I got Bakked," for example.

Comments (2)

Did people with the HF get double points?

Posted by Matt Flory | February 1, 2007 8:25 PM

Which HF?

Posted by Bob Collins | February 1, 2007 9:55 PM