Why is the Senate not in session yet to vote for SB 5?

First, we thought it was because we thought they were waiting for the union chanting and singing to stop.

Turns out Senator Chris Widener (R-Springfield)  had a fundraiser scheduled tonight, and at least one Senator is attending Governor Kasich’s showing of the pro-charter propaganda film “Waiting for Superman.”  Senate Minority Leader Capri Cafaro (D) said in the chamber to the pro-union crowd that she expects session to start at 8 p.m. tonight.

I couldn’t make this up if I tried.  The Senate is in recess for a fundraising and a movie break.  No word if Kasich is giving them cots and juice boxes, too.

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  • MissGov

    It’s probably Frank LaRose or Beagle with Kasich.

  • MissGov

    It’s probably Frank LaRose or Beagle with Kasich.

  • Littleguy

    Do you suppose Rhea is telling Kasich how to cheat on the test scores so the charter schools can get even a bigger advantage.

  • Greg Soper

    Be interested to see where Karen Gilmour is on this. She already said it was a bad bill. The smart play for her would be to send this to conference committee-see if there are changes to get Seitz or Grendell to flip.

    She can vote no and run in 2012, on her no vote- She could just own up the yes vote and say it was her mistake.

  • Lacklandgd

    OMG….I burst out laughing after I read the last line of this update….tooo funny!

  • Tarfam325

    Apparently, they all had their minds made up before they even came into the room to vote, so why not hit up your fundraiser or catch a flick before you rush in to put in a one hour work day and destroy the livelihood of the working middle class in Ohio. It’s all in a day’s…ahem, I mean, an hour’s work! Typical entitled legislators. Maybe their buddies will hire them after we FIRE them and make sure they are re-elected…but, guess what… we will FIND OUT where they get their jobs after they are NOT relected and we WILL boycott those businesses. They took a HUGE roll on the dice, but we know they are all full of CRAPS (pun DEFINITELY intended)!!!

  • Greg Soper

    Lean on Senator Gilmour and Larose- See if they would be willing to allow it to go a conference committee. If they refuse, then we will let the voters know, they were unwilling to work on it, just so they can get it done by April 6.

    We must let the public know how the process is working. People will be outraged to learn they used reconciliation. Let the public know they are basing this on which year is better for them at the ballot.

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    wonder if Superman is able to jump this pile of crap
    I do hope hes still faster than a locomotive or the bus will catch him

  • Seitz can’t flip. He is on the *Board of Directors of ALEC.* This is the right wing extremist group writing “model” legislation for states to use. You’ve read about that group? And the Mackinac group?

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