A Fair Hearing for E-Verify in the Senate?
A comment from Joe Bernstein:
E-verify will not make it through the Senate.
It is “inexplicably” being scheduled for hearing before the Judiciary instead of Labor.
Why? Because Paiva-Weed knows she can’t any longer just bury it, so she wants to make damn sure it gets voted down in committee. That won’t happen in Labor.
Judiciary has a different makeup this session – apparently Raptakis and Blais, who would be good bets to vote for E-verify, have been replaced.
Goodwin and a new Senator, Erin Lynch, are on the panel, along with RHODA PERRY, CHARLES LEVESQUE, AND HAROLD METTS.
Do the math.
A question: Are there any rules governing which committee handles which bill, or is this yet another means by which the legislative leadership wields its power?