A Slumber Party in the Nevada Senate
I'm adding Nevada to my list of states where political tensions have erupted over the budget. The Review-Journal has the details: CARSON CITY - ...
CARSON CITY - A dramatic 3 a.m. confrontation on the floor of the state Senate brought long-simmering tensions to light, with Democrats accusing Republicans of putting education funding in peril and Republicans accusing Democrats of hostile maneuvering.
"This is not a tactic to be up at 3:30 in the morning. I respect every member's time," said Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas. "What is a tactic is to throw up 11th hour conditions to a reform package that stands in the way of funding K-12 and higher education, and to renege on the meaningful reforms that have been proposed."
Horsford had convened the senators around 2:45 a.m., invoking a rule that trapped them in the chamber and allowed absent members to be tracked down and rounded up. The upper house had been in recess since 11 p.m.
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