The Michigan Senate passed the Education Achievement Authority bill tonight. As is typical of these cowardly GOP lawmakers, they blasted HB-4369 out of the Senate Education Committee after it sat languishing there with virtually no discussion for eight solid months.
This form of anal-retentive Republican lawmaking in Michigan seems to come in painful episodic waves of explosive legislative diarrhea that occur mostly in mid-December, coincidently mere hours before they race for the exits, butt cheeks tightly clenched, to go home and schmooze it up at fundraisers with lobbyists and cronies.
Gov. Snyder is eagerly poised to sign this legislation into law from the cozy den of his comfortable home in his gated community. He has been a proponent of the EAA since its inception. The legislation returns to the House on Thursday, then on to the governor.
GOP lawmakers were in such a hurry today, they recommended the bill out of committee without so much as updating the legislature.mi.gov committee reports page before ramming it through on the floor for a vote. This is hallmark of the slap-dash legislation Michigan has experienced under the Snyder administration.
Lawmakers are scheduled to wrap things up by this time tomorrow, and we can expect more legislative bowel movements before then. Their calendar allows for tentative sessions next week — not a likely occurrence though, because they’ll want to get the f#*k-outta Dodge as soon as they finish their annual shit-storm assault on democracy and civil rights.
Amy Kerr Hardin