Rarely do lawmakers tangle over procedural issues on Day 1 of the session. But on the Senate floor Tuesday morning, Sen. Peter Galbraith let it be known that he, for one, was none too pleased with the appointment of a free-standing committee to oversee his chamber’s legislative redistricting process.
Galbraith, a Windham County Democrat on the Senate Committee on Government Operations, had been under the impression that his five-member committee would be handling reapportionment.
The House, after all, leaves that task to its government operations committee.
Upon learning that the Senate would in fact appoint a separate, seven-person panel to oversee what promises to be a controversial process, Galbraith let loose on Senate President John Campbell.
“I think in fact this can only be interpreted as a vote of no-confidence in the committee on government operations and its chair,” Galbraith said.
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