22 February 2010

Rocky Start for House GOP's Discharge Gambit

As previously noted, Republicans in the House of Delegates hoped to force floor votes each day this week on legislation from their agenda that appears stalled in committee

But the gambit to press a series of discharge motions did not launch as planned, The Associated Press reports.

"They tried to start Monday with a proposal to increase a property tax break for seniors and the totally disabled," the article said. "The vote on that discharge motion was sidelined. The committee that sets the House's daily agenda then voted along party lines to keep that motion off the calendar."

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