Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dumb PR move

While I appreciate the middle finger that was sent to Granholm in this resolution, this is a bad time and way to do it when there is a budget crisis. This is a good way to lose the high ground in a debate. I understand it since it tells Granholm that she can't tell the senate what to do, but it's bad timing.

From the AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed a rule change aimed at preventing Democrats from forcing them into session over a scheduled two-week summer break.

The move came after Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm said Tuesday that lawmakers should not go on vacation next week without resolving big pieces of state government's budget that starts Oct. 1.

There is speculation that the governor could try to call a special session of the Legislature if legislators left without addressing a potential $1.6 billion shortfall.

I have a better idea. Pass a balanced budget, lead the way, and make House take it up giving the freshman democrats tough votes, and even better - make Granholm veto it.

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