The Senate postponed its rules debate until next week over two issues: setting a special order for Voter ID and Kirk Watson’s proposal to require a 5- day layout of the conference committee report on the budget. Apparently, the Senate sees the wisdom of actually knowing what is in the budget before voting upon it, but sibling rivalry raised its head: would the House have an advantage if it only has to layout the report for two days? On Voter ID, the Democrats are acknowledging they have lost the issue, but hope to negotiate some voter protections before moving forward.
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