Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Quick legislative update: Senate Appropriations not yet meeting; room locked off

Just a quick hit:  Senate Appropriations is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m., but that isn't going to happen.

The Senate is still on the floor doing Third Read (final passage) of a number of bills.  The lowlight, however, isn't that the committee meeting will start later than scheduled, that is "business as usual" here.

What is almost unheard-of is the fact that the committee hearing room, SHR109, is locked tight and Capitol police have just cleared the hundred+ people waiting for the hearing.  Most of the folks present are opposed to one or more of the bills on the agenda. 

Everybody has been funnelled into SHR1, which is serving as overflow seating.  It's at least 3X the size of SHR109, and it is full.

More later...

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