We’ve just passed the halfway mark in the 120-day legislative session, which is always a milestone looked to by those working at the Capitol as a signal that the pace will continue to pick up, and we’ll be spending more time on the Senate chamber floor, as well as in committee hearings.
Unfortunately, my biomass electricity generation bill that included a provision for the production of carbon-negative biochar was killed by the Democrats in the House on a party-line vote. Given the strong bipartisan support in the Senate for the bill and the many environmental benefits that it offered, it was a disappointing result and demonstrates the need for more independent thinking at the Capitol.
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