Now Peaslee wants to move one of her amendments but now backs off that.
Now nearly 45 minutes behind. Onto Consent Agenda and Martin-Morris wants to move item #4 (Legislative agenda) off of it. Got that done.
Now voting on Legislative Agenda. Martin-Morris says as he read document that there isn't anything strong in it and it is a bit unclear in the state versus the national level. (I honestly didn't know the district was working a lot on the national agenda but that's clearly his focus.) DeBell concurs with M-M and add that it's a major opportunity for our district/state to commit to pre-school for all and feels it should be in there. (This couldn't have been tweaked sooner? Hard to believe.)
Peaslee says Joe Paperman reported where our budget is related to cuts over last five years. Referenced letter from Rep. Pollet and that our funding is where it was in 2008 and that should be added to Legislative Agenda.
McLaren asked why it couldn't be delayed a couple of weeks. Banda seems to be unhappy at this consideration (but frankly, if the document needs a little tweaking do that and then okay it in December). Charles Wright has come to the microphone. For this Legislative Agenda that there are items that don't make agenda but we still address then ("a living document"). Carr says this document can be used for talking points. Patu thinks they can move it forward and then have an attachment with other items.
Now 50 minutes behind. Vote was 6-1 with Martin-Morris voting no.
I'm going to stop here and just take notes on the Public Testimony and come back with an overall sense of what was said.