Will They or Won't They?
Posted at 12:40 PM on February 25, 2008 by Michael Marchio (4 Comments)
Just a reminder to everyone, we're having a floor-a-palooza for the override attempt on HF2800 this afternoon. The session begins at 12:30, and if the vote in the House is successful, the Senate (which is in recess right now) said it will come back to vote on the bill later today, too. I encourage everyone to watch here if you're able. MPR political reporter Tom Scheck handicapped the odds of the bill passing this morning with Cathy Wurzer on Morning Edition, and gave some insights on what the session might look like if it doesn't get through.
Good comments all around on Friday's post. Keep them coming, we want this to be a forum for your ideas.
I'll be posting again this afternoon about the outcome in the House. Lets keep our fingers crossed that your lawmakers haven't lost their voices!
I love this exchange about Masons pt 102 - it has dire implications for floorsessionpalooza scores.
Posted by Aaron | February 25, 2008 2:35 PM
91-41! Go Bernie!
Posted by Aaron | February 25, 2008 3:21 PM
They will, they did.
'Notwithstanding' is one of those words we don't hear too often, but I've decided it might be one of my favorite words, and I hope to hear it more this year. It surely sounded good to me to hear Margaret Anderson Kelliher say it today, followed by a nice rap of her House Speaker gavel, after announcing 'The Speaker votes Aye.'
Notwithstanding the veto of the governor, the House passed the Transportation Bill with 91 Ayes.
I don't know if any of my team members made any lolapalooza points today, but I don't care because I'd trade them all for one Notwithstanding anyway.
Well, gotta go. Need to fill my tank before the gas price goes up!
Posted by Nancy | February 25, 2008 4:46 PM
and the senate follows suit - 47-20.
Go Bernie! Go Ultraliberal Elite!
Posted by Aaron | February 25, 2008 4:54 PM