Gov. Bill Walker’s appointment of Mike “Dozer” Shower to the vacant Senate District E seemed like a sure-fire dunk yesterday.
A bill legalizing industrial hemp farming also cleared the Legislature.
There always comes a week when it becomes clear the Legislature won’t be able to meet the 90 day deadline.
The Legislature is officially a third of the way through the regular 90-day session, but in all likelihood there’s at least another 90 days left.
The education battle continues, and the House Majority takes a hardline position of its own.
Legislators are still fighting over that education budget.
The chief justice delivered his final State of the Judiciary of his term. The House also passed its education budget without a funding source.
There wasn’t a lot of news out of the 22nd day, but Wednesday looks more eventful.
The Legislature also is considering hiking fees on lobbyists and raising penalties for oil spills.
Fallout continue from a handful of legislators’ bad to unacceptable behavior, while the supplemental budget and Medicaid spending continued to dominate debate.