The Alabama Senate will reconvene today at 2pm. If you enjoy watching sausage being made, you can listen live here: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/audio/senateaudio.html
Today’s drama centers around whether the “Phil Poole Issue” has been resolved. The business the Senate conducted last Thursday was only possible because Poole agreed to pause his filibuster for one day to allow a few big ticket bills to pass. Meanwhile, efforts at resolving the underlying conflict have continued.
So the big question is whether a permanent resolution has been reached. If so, then some bills will pass today. If not, you’ll hear Phil Poole talking for several hours and nothing will get done.
Danny at Political Parlor is doing a good job chronicling what’s going on behind the scenes, including intense, widespread pressure being applied by some powerful people in Alabama to get the Senate moving.