The House was at least 45 minutes late getting started this morning so I had to leave again before the DFL came in. I'm at Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul now.
DFL Representative, Linda Slocum stopped by outside the House this morning and told me that a conference committee had stripped Domestic Partner Benefits for state workers out of the Health and Human Services bill. She referred to it as the Hell and Human Suffering bill...seems more appropriate. Well, Pawlenty won't get to veto it and be a hero to his constituents anyway, but I wonder if his attention will now turn to the Hospital Visitation bill. I had a feeling that if he'd vetoed DM he might leave the other bill alone for fear of appearing too over the top. Now, who knows. What a sad state of affairs.
I'm at the Senate this afternoon.