Thursday was the second day in the General Assembly, and tensions remain high between parties over the Lieutenant Governor’s tie-breaking vote.
Democrats are angry about what’s going on in the senate. They call it Washington style politics, and they say Republicans are not playing by the rules.
Senator Louise Lucas, a Democrat, calls it a “power grab.” She said it’s not for the Lieutenant Governor to have the tie-breaking vote.
The Democrats have filed a law suit. Senator Cray Deeds said they will fight in court, and they will win.
The last time the senate was split like this was in the 1990’s. That time both sides compromised, but this year, it does not look like that will happen.
This is the first time Republicans have had working control of both houses of the General Assembly and the Governor’s Mansion since 2001.
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