Thursday, April 19, 2007

Bonacic to Introduce Bill to Equalize Staff Resources

Senator Bonacic, the only Republican senator to stand against Bruno in his bid to remain the Senate Majority leader, has announced that he will put forward a bill that would codify an equal staff allowance for all senators, regardless of party or loyalty to leadership.

We have been advocating this type of reform for several years now, but what makes this announcement exciting is that Senator Bonacic claims to have four Republican cosponsors. As the Times Herald-Record points out, if all Democratic Senators stand up for this reform, Bonacic may be able to shepherd it through a motion to discharge and a vote on the floor.

We will be watching this, along with Sandy Galef’s companion bill in the Assembly, very closely.

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