Next week, the full House is expected to vote on Governor Lynch’s proposed education funding constitutional amendment. In advance of that, a House committee met to discuss the merits of the plan. The hearing struck some as a political ploy.
The most unusual aspect of the proceedings was who was missing.
The Republican Vice-Chair and the ranking Democrat were absent.
There was not a single senator, and most telling of all, no Governor, the man behind the plan.
It was a sign few took this hearing seriously.
But one man did.