Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Senate COWIng budget bills...aka the Washington and 19 Railroad

11:38 - COW rises.

11:36 - Lopez amendment to require school districts to offer contracts by April 15. Defeated.

11:34 - Burton Cahill amendment to restore statutory provisions to keep school districts from arbitrarily reducing a teacher's salary, and to give preference to laid off teachers during rehiring time. Defeated.

11:32 - Rios amendment to protect paid days for association activities. Defeated.

11:31 - Jumped the gun again. Lopez expressed her support. Defeated anyway.

11:29 - Rios amendment to restore $175 million soft capital reduction foisted off on school districts. Defeated.

11:27 - Hale amendment to protect school districts on military and Indian reservations. Defeated.

11:27 - SB1480, K-12 Ed

11:26 - SB1477, Higher Ed, no Dem amendments

11:25 - Wow! I have influence! Sen. Burton Cahill used the "political Katrina" line!! Whoo hooo!

11:23 - SB1476, Environment, no Dem amendments. Burton Cahill asking Burns about park closures and the fact that while there is funding for the parks, there is no authorization to use the funds.

11:20 - SB1475, Criminal Justice. No Dem amendments.

11:19 - SB1474, State properties. No Dem amendments offered.

11:18 - McCune-Davis amendment relating to science foundation funding. Defeated. The gallery is packed.

11:18 - Burton-Cahill amendment to protect cities and towns and the lege's ban on development fees. Defeated.

11:16 - Aboud amendment relating to development fees and a uniform development fee commission. Her amendment would put folks from different parties on it. Defeated.

11:16 - SB1473, General Government

11:14 - Hale amendment defeated.

11:13 - Got premature with my post of the 11:11 item. Paula Aboud is expressing her support.

11:11 - Hale amendment to return some reservation-generated tax revenues to the reservations. Defeated.

11:10 - Garcia amendment regarding secondary assessment rates and commercial property assessments. Defeated.

11:08 - Garcia amendment to expand the sales tax base and lower the rate. Defeated.

11:07 - Garcia amendment to allow the return of the state equalization tax. Defeated.

11:06 - SB1472, General Revenues.

11:06 - Lopes amendment to protect child care providers from state fee hikes. Defeated.

11:05 - Aguirre amendment to help counties. Defeated.

11:03 - Aboud amendment to grandfather in current recipients of domestic partner benefits. Defeated.

11:02 - Aboud amendment relating to the removal of domestic partner benefits from state employees. Defeated.

11:01 - Landrum Taylor amendment to restore KidsCare Parents. Defeated.

11:00 - SB1471, Budget trailer - Health and Welfare

11:00 - 10 Democratic amendments offered, 10 Democratic amendments killed.

10:56 - Waring is ready for his next career as conductor. I don't think even Mussolini had the trains running this efficiently.

10:53 - Defeating Burton-Cahill and Garcia amendments.

10:51 - railroading past (defeating) Aguirre and Hale amendments. No debate going on tonight. How appropriate for this farce.

10:50 - Doing amendments to SB1470, general approps. Defeating Aboud amendments

2 comments:

Thane Eichenauer said...

It will be interesting to see how late this continues and how early they begin tomorrow.

They will be working tomorrow won't they?

cpmaz said...

I suppose that depends on how you define "tomorrow."

In the Senate apparently, it's going to remain Tuesday, June 30, 2009 until Bob Burns says different.