February 29, 2008

Just a Delay, Not an Outcome Change

The six Bill Ritter appointees to the oil and gas commission will not be voted on immediately, according to the Grand Junction Sentinel:

Sen. Jim Isgar, D-Hesperus, in an attempt to appease several Republican lawmakers, said the Senate will not take up its final confirmation vote for Grand Junction ecologist Richard Alward and five others until mid-March.

“We had a couple members that felt like they didn’t get their questions answered,” Isgar said. “They felt like we were rushed on time.”

Isgar said delaying the final vote on [ Bill ] Ritter’s six nominees until March 14 will allow the senators to send written questions to the nominees.

This is a matter of form. The Democrats are playing power politics.

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