Some rowdy Senators
Posted at 3:59 PM on May 5, 2008 by Michael Marchio (1 Comments)
On most days, maybe because the DFL has such a large majority, or just because there are half as many lawmakers, the Senate ends their floor session earlier than the House. When they do, some usually wander over into the House to hobknob with their fellow lawmakers from the lower chamber. That happend today, and some were noisy enough that Rep. Ron Erhardt (R-Edina) had to lay the smack down.
He rose on a point of personal priviledge and asked if the chair could use the "secret slogan that rids this place of the senators so we can hear what we're doing."
Rep. Erhardt said he'd "get the file out that invokes the curse of the senator for the day." Curse or not, it worked, and he got those senators to pipe down.
Things are humming along pretty well for your floor-a-palooza, with almost two dozen lawmakers speaking up on the tax bill, and a pretty good mix too, with some, like Rep. Dean Simpson (R-Perham) and Rep. Robin Brown (DFL-Albert Lea) who rarely pipe up doing so.
The governor signed 10 bills today, including one to commemorate the end of the Korean War, the bovine TB bill, and HF3217, which makes prank calling the police or fire deparments and reporting an emergency when none exists a misdemeanor.
The Senate looks like it may have only recessed, so if they come back and take up that redistricting bill I promised you a floor-a-palooza on, we'll be handing out points for that too.
Did someone just say that "I didn't call you an amateur economist on the floor of the House, I believe it was in the men's room?"
Sheesh. That's men's room talk at the Capitol?
Posted by Aaron | May 5, 2008 5:24 PM