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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Mad at you about yesterday"

Republican Sen. Arthur Orr asked Sen. Lowell Barron, chairman of the committee that decides what bills come to the floor of the Alabama Senate for debate, why the Republicans bills were on the end of the list to be considered on Wednesday.

"I was kind of mad at you about yesterday," Barron, D-Fyffe, told him.

Senators were in the State House until after 10 p.m. Tuesday, finally passing the General Fund budget after stalling and arguing for most of the day. Republicans had the budget bill read in its entirety, which took more than four hours.

While Republicans were delaying earlier Tuesday, Democrats cut off debate on the General Fund budget.

Barron said they only passed one bill on Tuesday, which was unproductive and unnecessary.

Orr, R-Decatur, reminded Barron that members of his caucus had also burned some days during the session.

"Before we start pointing fingers and casting stones, there is plenty of blame to go around," he said.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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