Political Analyst Looks Back At Regular Session
The regular session is coming to a close with a special session set for Tuesday. The session was marked by partisan gridlock, but a notable piece of legislation to pass was a bill allowing riverboats to expand on land. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the chances of any further gaming legislation making headway next year is slim.
“That depends on turn out, Republicans tend to vote against it, Democrats tend to vote for it. So if the right republicans outvote democrats then it would fail”.
Wage related bills, such as equal pay for women, pay secrecy, and a minimum wage hike all failed to pass the legislature. Pinsonat says proponents will have a wait a few years before having a realistic shot at the progressive legislation.
“Most if not all die in the house, I don’t see any change in that especially next year. Maybe 2020, a new legislature if it’s more moderate or more democratic these may pass.”