...It's about nothing.
The media may have convinced you that "the Legislature is working hard to resolve the budget crisis." Don't be fooled. On Thursday, we were called to order at noon, passed a few lesser bills and then, from 12:30 until 4:40 waited through a series of "at ease" and recesses, until finally being adjourned for the day without passing any bills.
Today, Friday, we were called in for the first Friday session in perhaps 15 years. We were convened at 10:00 a.m. We sat around waiting through another series of "at ease" breaks until 12:30 when we were recessed until 2:00 p.m. We were convened and recessed again in one fell swoop of the gavel at 2:00. We are due back at 4:00. We have yet to vote on a single bill today. Rumor has it that one of the Dems is in the Caribbean and her vote is needed to get to 56 for a tax increase. She will be back tomorrow, so I guess we will be in Lansing for the first Saturday session in perhaps 50 years!
In the words of Matt Drudge, "developing..."