May 24, 2011
As folks in the Capitol know, the Senate has a … let’s say, on-again, off-again relationship with rules.
Rules aren’t so much made to be broken; they’re made to be ignored. Days are filled with motions to suspend “all necessary rules,” “the Senate’s regular order of business” or “the constitutional rule” that does this or that.
Well, here at Watson Central, the rule is to blast out the highly loved and widely read Watson Wire every Tuesday morning. But I want to update you on a lot of the bills I’ve brought forward this legislative session, and I’m going to know a lot more in the next few days about what bills will live or die this year. And, of course, the whole session’s going to be over on Monday.
So in that spirit, I move to suspend all necessary rules and Watson’s regular order of business to allow me to work my tail off to pass some bills before the clock tentatively runs out on passing these things.