3:17 - House sets up sine die committee to inform Senate that its work is done. House in recess.
3:16 - Bill passes 51 -4.
3:16 - Barnes going now. He may be what Antenori looks like in 30 years or so.
3:15 - Antenori still going.
3:13 - Antenori going after the Tucson City Council over Rio Nuevo. What does this have to do with anything?
3:09 - Getting Democratic support on this one. The few "no" votes seem to be from Rs.
3:07 - SB1003 up.
3:06 - Farley says Dems ready to negotiate and work with Rs, just as soon as Rs are actually ready to work with the Ds.
3:05 - Speaker Adams criticizes Dems for not supporting "cuts-only." Bill passes 35 - 20.
3:02 - Carl Seel offers to "re-educate" the House on how much money K-12 has to spare. Nice choice of words there, Comrade Carl. (Sorry, I couldn't resist. :)) )
3:01 - They're still at it on SB1002.
2:49 - SB1002 up.
2:47 - Barnes states that unless there is a bisexual teacher somewhere, schools now have separate principals for both the boys restrooms and the girls restrooms.
He's yelling now.
I seriously believe that he may have had a beer or two at lunch. Or maybe three or four. :)
OK, I think that he's sloshed.
Drunk or sober though, he's definitely the most entertaining member of the House today.
2:45 -Passes with 35 votes. Ray Barnes excoriates Ed Ableser for saying that bipartisanship doesn't exist in the lege.
2;43 - Murphy states that tax cuts aren't the problem, and fewer tax cuts would have made the deficit worse. Newspeak, Republican-style.
2:42 - Still at it.
2:33 - Blathering still continuing. Antenori at bat now. Wants to cut taxes on business to raise revenue.
2:28 - Rep. Lesko is bemoaning the fact that Dems haven't supported any budget cuts, blaming them the lack of bipartisanship.
2:25 - OK, he's covering it at length. :)
2:23 - Now Rep. Farley is covering the same ground.
2:20 - Rep. Sinema calls "cuts-only" approach "foolhardy".
2:18 - SB1001 substituted for HB2001. Not going to be unanimous.
2:17 - Passes 53 - 0. Bill conveyed back to the Senate.
2:16 - This is going to pass unanimously, but they are still gabbing.
2:14 - Approps chair Kavanagh says that the fix will come up during the next regular session.
2:11 - Had to step away for a few minutes. Substituting the measures that the Senate passed for the identical House measures. Currently on SB1004, repealing the anti-deficiency statutes. (An actual fix is tentatively planned for the next special session.)