Legislature going into extra innings
Recently in Major League Baseball, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins played an exhausting 15 inning game. Eventually, the Marlins emerged victorious with a 4-3 win in this marathon contest that lasted no less than 5 hours and 31 minutes and stretched into the wee hours of the next morning.
I am not quite sure how many die-hard fans were left in the stadium at the close of this game, however, one thing was for certain: no player from either team was going home until one of them scored the winning run.
In this respect, baseball is kind of like the Iowa General Assembly. We are required, by law, to pass a balanced budget before we can adjourn this year’s session. Until both the House and Senate can agree on a budget, none of the “players” will be going home.
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