on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 10:35 PM
And a quick shovel full of special session tweets to make you feel you were there:
@nataliecgordon: Senate is still caucusing – the House is rolling. The perils of a bicameral system. #utpol #TheSpecial
@RicCantrell: Perils? I say Safeguards! RT @ nataliecgordon: Senate is still caucusing – House is rolling. The perils of a bicameral system. #TheSpecial
nataliecgordon: Rep Dougall: This vote is not about the children, it’s about adults in Washington taxing the children to pay adults. #utpol #uted
@sausagegrinder: “I hate you Mom and Dad! Can I borrow the credit card?” wins 57-14 #utpol
@UTPS: Have you seen Sen Jones’ amendment? http://bit.ly/byKhQg This gets to the nitty-gritty. #utpol #uted
nataliecgordon: Busted by a blue coat – Diet Pepsi is not a sin, unless you’re drinking it in the Senate Gallery. Denied! #utpol
nataliecgordon: They read the bill in, and then they SAUNTER! Should have kept the Pepsi and drank it in the hall. #utpol
@sausagegrinder: It’s not as sexy as money for kids, but the House and Senate are also considering axing two sub-appropriation committees. Important. #utpol
nataliecgordon: Looks like the Senate Saunter may be coming to an end. #utpol #getbacktowork
@sausagegrinder: Valentine said he came today to say no, but a specter over school kids changed his mind. Also, something about windmills and dragons. #utpol
@RobertGehrke: Stephenson: “I don’t think we should be continuing to accept this crack cocaine that the fed gov keeps pedaling to the states.” #utpol
: Ashen vagrant just staggered onto the floor and said he heard they were giving out crack. Wha? Must follow me on Twitter.
@RobertGehrke: Sen. Hillyard: If we don’t take this, the reality is we have to cut public education by $50M. #utpol
@HollyontheHill: Sen McAdams supports a leaner fed govt but says we can’t pass our financial obligations on to our children. Need the funds. #utpol
@SenatorSteveU: Re Obama money: if you don’t want it, vote “no.” If you take it, doesn’t etiquette demand that you say “thanks?” Pretty simple. #utpol
@HollyontheHill: Sen Valentine:The spectre of not supporting the resolution and what that would do to the kids in the state was not something I could support
@ethanmillard: Sen. Valentine sounding very reasonable today. Will he be the one who walks the #UTGOP out of the shame of 2010? #utpol
@HollyontheHill: As expected, the #utleg takes the $101 million in fed money. http://bit.ly/cE45DG #utpol
@RobertGehrke: After much debate, Senate accepts the federal education money on a 22-6 vote.
emiliescribbles: @ RobertGehrke Who were the six to vote against?
@RobertGehrke: @ emiliescribbles Six no votes were Buttars, Madsen, Urquhart, Dayton, Stowell, Stephenson. #utpol
@HollyontheHill: Wow. Feels like the session already – long day, leaving after dark – love it!
RobertGehrke: Recapping today’s Special Session: “Thanks for the $100M, jerks. Your crack is whack.” http://bit.ly/dmAlYG #utpol