Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Chuck Purgason: State Senator Can Talk All Night -- and Did!
By Chad Garrison
on Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 9:36 AM
Purgason had been trying to block a vote for a bill to provide $150-million in tax incentives to Ford Motor Company
. After nearly an entire day spent reading emails and letters from supporters, Purgason relinquished control of the floor around 9 a.m. He had done most the talking during the filibuster with the help of a just a few relief stints from colleagues such as Matt Bartle (R - Lee Summit), who used the time to talk about his favorite barbecue joint
On Monday Purgason was removed from the chair of his Senate committee for refusing to hear the bill -- a move we here at Daily RFT applauded
Purgason for earlier this month.
The bill is expected to come up for a vote later this week.
State Senator Chuck Purgason (R - Caufield) ended his 21-hour filibuster moments ago.