Had a dentist's appointment today, and rushed down to the lege afterward.
Turns out, there was no need to rush.
Nothing is happening right now.
Over in the Senate earlier today, Senate Rules heard all of the bills that were railroaded through Senate Education last night, and passed all of them.
Except for the one referring a hike in the sales tax to the voters.
According to one source, the Governor is in the Speaker's office with the Senate President and together they are calling in the Democrats one-by-one to try to browbeat them into supporting the budget.
That approach doesn't seem to be working too well.
The Senate floor session is in recess, as is the House. Members of the House are milling about on the floor while the backroom deal-making/arm-twisting continues.
There are a number of lobbyists and Capitol watchers in the House gallery, and a while ago, they were doing the wave.
It was actually pretty funny, and easily the most entertaining thing I've seen down here.
Anyway, I plan on hanging here for a while, and checking in with a few of the folks that I know.
More updates when there is something to update.
8 1/2 hours to a shutdown...