Senate leadership brings up bingo, health care
Sen. Lowell Barron, chairman of the committee that decides which bills come to the floor for debate, introduced a list of two bills for the Senate to consider.
The first bill would allow people to vote on whether they want to tax and regulate electronic bingo in the state. If the bill passed, lawmakers would come into special session next year and decide more details.
The second bill, which Republicans have tried to bring up repeatedly, would keep people from being compelled to participate in any health care program. Last week, several senators said they believe the legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Obama would supersede state action.
Both bills are constitutional amendments that, if approved by lawmakers, would allow people to decide.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen