Efforts to force a special session to address Medicaid reform were unsuccessful. However you feel about that, it's hard to agree with the priorities of Senate Pro Tem Michael Gibbons:
Senate Minority Leader Maida Coleman, D-St. Louis, added her dismay.
"We could've ensured some of our most vulnerable citizens could continue to report for work. But we didn't," she said.
While rejecting Coleman's motion, Gibbons said today was meant for farewells to outgoing senators — not "partisan political debates."
Maybe I just don't understand the way our political system works, but it seems to be the taxpayers' money would be better spent if some actual debate took place during a legislative session, instead of paying thousands for senators to say their goodbyes.