More than 100 billsSenators may have set a record Thursday when they voted on more than 100 bills.
By: Scott Wente, Minn. Capitol Bureau, Forum Communications Company
Senators may have set a record Thursday when they voted on more than 100 bills.
The Senate passed 103 mostly minor bills in swift succession and usually with near-unanimous support.
That probably represented the most votes taken in one day in decades, said Ric Almer, who works for a Senate department that closely tracks legislation.
“I don’t recall ever having that many (votes),” said Almer, a 30-year employee.
The work slowed considerably after that succession of votes, when senators took up their state budget-balancing bill.