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Budget Bickering, Politicking & Gambling in the 107th’s Last Days

Budget bickering within Republican ranks, determined Democratic effort to make political points and a bipartisan desire to let veterans gamble combined to thwart leadership plans to adjourn the 107th General Assembly last week.
The fallback plan of legislative leaders calls for an unusual Sunday evening session today to deal with the veterans issue, followed by Monday meetings of the House and Senate wherein reunited Republicans will presumably vote down the determined Democrats.
And then, unless plans go astray again, legislators will go home to begin campaigns for election to the 108th General Assembly — probably with some of the curious voting that took place last week as part of the picture for those seeking new terms.

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