The OWH said…
“Following the vote to advance the measure, [State Senator Ernie]Chambers contemplated filing a motion to reconsider the vote. But Hadley, who was presiding over the Legislature, said that wasn’t allowed.”
The LJS said…
A motion by Chambers to indefinitely postpone the bill was defeated before the vote on first-round consideration.
But that’s not exactly how it all went down.
From a Unicameral observer…
Chambers vowed to filibuster — take the full 12 hours by himself (over 3 rounds) to show he could do it at his age, etc. — usual blather.
As they got into the afternoon debate, Murante sees Chambers at his desk furiously writing an amendment long hand. He’s failed to prepare/file any ahead of time, or have any motions pending.
There are 4 people waiting to speak, all on Murante’s side.
Murante gets them to shut their lights off.
The chair says, “Seeing no one in the queue to speak, Senator Murante, you are recognized to close.”
Chambers’ head pops up, and he runs up front with a half-written amendment — which they won’t accept on this round because Murante has been recognized to close.
The vote is lopsided.
Chambers files a motion to reconsider.
The chair refuses, because EVERYBODY KNOWS you can’t reconsider a bill that advanced — there has to be finality.
Chambers threatens to try to overrule the chair, and is basically told, “Go ahead”.
So Chambers — the Master of the process, the King of the filibuster — has a humiliating screw up.
Both the OWH and LJS have stories mentioning a filibuster, but no coverage of how it was overcome.
Cloture vote? Rock, paper, scissor? What?
They don’t seem to want to go into it.
Murante clearly outsmarted Chambers big as life.
Now you know the rest of the story.
Then again, it is not clear whether ANYONE in the Legislature is even reading the Lincoln Journal-Star anymore.
At least not online…
From Gary Wieman, Network Manager for the Nebraska Legislature:
The OCIO’s security appliances have detected malware coming from the Lincoln Journal Star website. Numerous machines have been infected. Effective immediately, we will be blocking access to the Lincoln Journal Star. We would ask that you share this email with your employees.
The LJS does have a bitchin’ new website.
Too bad apparently the North Koreans took it over.
The ban was lifted this morning.
We will continue to monitor to ensure the issue does not return.
Well, at least SOMEONE is…
Trump U. in the Final Four
The biggest issues I discovered from last night’s returns?
Trump Steaks are delicious.
Trump Water is quenching.
Trump Magazine is read everywhere.
And Trump Wine is the former Kluge Wine — and I’ve been there with the missus!
Nice little place near Charlottesville. Funky “Cru” wine.
In any case, hilarious that neither FOX, nor CNN nor MSNBC broke from Trump’s infomercial/press conference.
Hillary’s miserable speech came and went and no one watched.
And now everyone sees what someone in Rubio’s camp meant by possibly dropping out prior to Florida. It won’t happen of course, but after last night’s results and potentially losing Florida, you could see that his inner circle may be playing the much longer game for Young Politician Marco Rubio.
He’s going to be around for awhile, and while this might not be his year, maybe another is.
Then again, if this does go to the convention, you would think his name would still be in it, so he needs to keep everything positive ’till then anyway.
Count me as surprised that his stock dropped so rapidly over the last few weeks.
And there still seems to be a fair amount of confidence that this will all go to an open convention in Cleveland. But I’m not so sure anyone will be shocked if Trump DOES wrap up the delegates before then.
Just make sure that someone puts those steaks back in the fridge before then.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to former Senator and Mrs. Nelson and their family on the horrible tragedy of the passing of their daughter Sarah.
I can’t really imagine much worse, and hope that you will keep them in your prayers.