They jeered. They cheered. They cussed. They threw gum. Did they win? 500 or so people filled the house galleries Tuesday night. Most opposed the proposal to eliminate federal deductability and they let Iowa lawmakers know it. And hear it. That's until House Speaker Pat Murphy kicked them out for disrupting the public hearing. House Democrats originally scheduled debate on the bill for Thursday. But apparently, the plan has now been pulled from the debate schedule. Word all over the capitol building is there aren't enough "yes" Democratic votes to pass the idea. At least not definite yes votes.
Did the protest Tuesday have anything to do with this or is this just a coincidence? Either way, as it sounds right now, don't expect a juicy debate on this Thursday. Unless it changes:)