Squadron Weighs In On Rules
By Liz Benjamin
As the Senate Republicans prepare to take another crack at reforming the rules governing how the chamber is run, Sen. Dan Squadron sent a memo earlier today to his colleagues urging them to maintain the changes made following the ’09 coup and suggesting some additional changes.
Some of the Brooklyn Democrat’s proposals – equal division of all office resources, for example – are highly unlikely to fly with the newly-re-empowered Senate GOP.
Others, like reform of the member item process, have a better shot – if for no other reason than it’s unclear whether there will even BE member items this year, thanks to the $10 billion budget deficit. How hard could it be to overhaul the rules on something you’re not even going to get?
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 00:00