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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

 1:42 PM 

Senate goes informal

Today's Senate debate ground to a halt when Republicans tried to move half a dozen controversial bills to the foot of the calendar.

Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said the move was intended to give lawmakers time to draft amendments and to work through less controversial bills first.

Members began to debate the move when the microphones cut out, prompting the chamber to go informal.

Despite the audio difficulties, the microphones remained on near the leaders, and Fitzgerald could be heard telling Dems, "Some of your guys are working on amendments. I thought I was doing you a favor."



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