Waiting to Debate: This one will be a doozy. AFSCME union workers have been rallying again outside the house chambers. I'm not going to speculate on how many were here. Wait for the ensuing controversy on the numbers later. Debate on this bill had been expected this morning. It never happened. Both parties went to caucus around 11:30. They are supposed to return to begin debate at 2pm. Here's a breakdown of what's up for debate in this Des Moines Register story.
By my count, there are 101 amendments. This could take a while. A legislator joked this could be two days. I hope he was kidding.