Today is the next to last day of the legislative session. The House convened at 10:00 a.m. and we were there. We had the opportunity to speak with Representatives Jill Schupp (D), Mary Still (D), Jason Holsman (D), Jason Kander (D) (among several others) as well as Senators Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) (yes, she knows Show Me Progress) and David Pearce (r).
The morning session in the House was spent loading up amendments in to Senate bills. Apparently, having twenty-five bills in conference (with the Senate and the House) in the final two days of the session is close to some kind of record.
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This is how legislators seek recognition to offer amendments on House floor: http://ow.ly/i/DhYV 11:42 AM – 17 May 12
Representative Jill Schupp (D) waiting to be recognized.
Representative Mary Still (D).
Minority Floor Leader Mike Talboy (D).
Majority Floor Leader Timothy Jones (r) (at the microphone).
Minority Caucus Secretary Sara Lampe (D) (left) and Assistant Minority Floor Leader Tishaura Jones (D) (right).
Speaker Steve Tilley (r) (center).
Of course, when the General Assembly is in session there are always a number of school and other groups in the building to watch the sausage making and escalate the level of activity in the hallways.
Parents and other friends photographing their children seated on the interior entry steps to the Capitol.