The lame duck session is taking on a lot of water at the statehouse, with hopes for votes on hot-button issues going down the drain.   The Senate president’s office issued a statement Thursday saying it would take “bi-partisan” work for bills legalizing same-sex marriage and restricting guns and ammunition to get a floor vote – and that it would not occur this week.
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It takes 30 votes to get something done in the Senate, and sponsors are having a difficult time counting to 30. A combination of overseas travel, the death of a senator’s mother and another senator’s family illness have taken away reliable votes on the “marriage equality” issue. The development comes a day after minority Republicans forced a roll call vote on the question of whether the bill could go to committee immediately, and the sponsor was two votes short then.
The new General Assembly is sworn in Wednesday.
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