Another nudge from the House
Posted at 11:34 AM on May 13, 2008 by Michael Marchio (1 Comments)
The House has taken up the conference committee report on HF6, the education finance bill. The clock ran out before it could get approval last session, but it looks like its going to pass today. The governor has made it clear that he wants a deal on the budget before major pieces of legislation start showing up on his desk, but the House and Senate look like they're throwing everything not nailed down in his direction. Let's count the veto bait so far:
These ones are at his desk:
These ones are still pending but might get sent his way today
SF3001/HF3316, education policy bill, with the sex ed stuff the governor doesn't like. Following his comment from the other day, maybe this is a sensitive subject for him.
SF352/HF6, education finance bill, the House is still debating this one.The education finance bill pumps more money of one-time money into schools, but it also puts a freeze on the governor's Q-Comp, or merit pay program.
SF3223/HF3800, transportation policy bill with the primary seat belt offense and parental driving requirements.
SF2869/HF3149, the tax bill that's still in conference.
And of course, the bill to rule them all, SF1475/HF1812, the budget balancer.
Right now, the House and Senate are both in recess, and leadership is in talks with the guv. Will they come back and use the nuclear option? We'll have to wait and see. Click here for the House and here for the Senate, it should be an interesting day.
Also, I'd like to direct you to yesterdays comments, where #2 MFL lawmaker Sen. Linda Higgins wrote a note to outgoing Rep. Kathy Tingelstad.
Re: Pawlenty's sex joke - I'm not sure if I find it simply amusing that a governor is willing to make fun of his sex life in the middle of a fish-tale in the presence of his wife - - or awe-inspiring that a VP-contender would do so. Will this tank McCain considering him? Will the Democrats make hay of this, if he is chosen? I get so sick & tired of people (read: political obsessive-compulsives) who go spastic over any Normal Human Comment.
Although, I think I'd be pissed if my husband said that in the general public.
Posted by GopherMPH | May 14, 2008 12:12 AM