June 29, 2011

UPDATE: Binding Arbitration Passes the Full Senate

Carroll Andrew Morse

The binding arbitration bill has already passed the full Senate, 20-17.


According to the information of the General Assembly website, Senator Frank Lombardo voted for binding arbitration in committee, in a 5-3 vote for passage, but against the measure on the floor. With the ex-officio votes available (Senators Paiva-Weed, Ruggerio and Algiere can vote in all committees), Senator Lombardo's vote didn't necessarily impact the outcome, but if he is unable to provide a good explanation for why he flip-flopped in the span of several hours, he should from now on be dubbed "The Johnston Joker".

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Counting on the House or Chaffee to block this!

Posted by: bob at June 29, 2011 11:40 PM

Footage from the RI Senate floor:

Posted by: Dan at June 30, 2011 7:56 AM

and there was thunderous applause.

Imagine having such a terrible workplace that an employer who can't afford you still has to keep you around and keep paying you, even without a contract, and you keep getting to do the job you love.

Posted by: Patrick at June 30, 2011 9:04 AM

"and there was thunderous applause."

Yay! Yay, we're gouging the people we represent! Yay!!!

Posted by: Monique at June 30, 2011 2:37 PM

"Yay! Yay, we're gouging the people we represent! Yay!!!"

But to steal one of your phrases...

"But it's for the ccchhhilllllllldrennnnnn!"

Posted by: Patrick at June 30, 2011 3:40 PM

"But it's for the ccchhhilllllllldrennnnnn!"


Of course, how did I forget, Patrick?!

Posted by: Monique at June 30, 2011 10:10 PM
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