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"An Absolute, Total, Failure"

Steve Tilley and Rob Mayer in Kansas City on their pre-session media tour

Missourinet's Bob Priddy reacts to the effective end of this year's special session: 

The special legislative session crashed and burned about 7 p.m., Monday, October 17, in frustration and deadlock. There will be some heavy finger-pointing.  There will be some disagreements about whether the House or the Senate was the cause of an excruciatingly slow and painful downward spiral from September 6th, the day of the session’s already-flawed launch. One-hundred ninety-seven people, members of the House and Senate, were injured but are expected to recover by January....

This was something none of us had ever seen before.  An absolute, total, failure.  And dispirited lawmakers were voicing only faint hopes at the end that things will be appreciably better for the regular session in January. In a perverse way, though, the collapse is instructive...

Image credit: Star



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