The Iowa Republican: Running out the clock
Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican
... As we enter into the final days of the legislative session, there are a number of big issues that are still stuck in limbo. Democrats have been going to vote on the elimination of federal deductibility for more than three weeks now. Last Friday, they let it be known that they only have 50 "yes" votes in the House, one less than is required for it to pass. Similarly, there are a host of labor bills that many thought were dead, but could be resurrected. ... The Democrats' procrastination and inability to get their own members to agree on their legislative agenda might force them to throw in the towel on a few of these issues and wait until next year. With each passing day, it seems more and more likely that the Democrats will pass their budget, will probably pass Culver's bonding proposal, and call it good and go home. If that indeed happens, this legislative session will have been a disaster for legislative Democrats and Culver.