Monday, July 30, 2007

Legislature Goes Home Empty-Handed

Domestic partner benefits got a rally today urging repeal, but no action by the House this afternoon. The Senate previously approved SB 5.

So the issue lives on.

The House Dems obviously decided they could handle attacks that they cared less about violating the constitution than they did spending taxpayer dollars on liberal issues.

Their defense to those attacks is to point out Governor Fletcher's appointees could have killed domestic partner benefits but didn't.

Unfortunately, it's a good point. The failure of school board appointees to hire a legitimate commissioner could also present a problem in the campaign.

Also, the legislature isn't completely empty-handed until they figure out how to give their paychecks back to the state.