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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Republicans opt not to keep Senate in overnight

Republicans threatened to lock the Senate down until Wednesday morning, but agreed to adjourn on Tuesday evening just before 8:30 p.m. Leaving on Tuesday kept the Legislature from burning another legislative day.
Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, and Sen. Charles Bishop, R-Jasper, had threatened to keep the chamber in until Wednesday. Republicans started to filibuster after the Senate unanimously passed the House education budget. They voted for the bill, but said they should have had time to analyze the large expenditure.
Tuesday was the 22nd legislative day, which leaves eight more meeting days.
Some of the Republicans have blasted their Democratic colleagues for killing time in the session.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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