If the billionaire Koch brother goes all-in on pushing Republicans to embrace pot legalization, he could really help move the needle.
Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith cited the Old Testament as a reason to prevent people from voting on Sunday.
The New York Republican had been calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s impeachment.
The bill also includes a $600 direct payment to most adults.
“It’s inexcusable for us to leave town and not have an agreement,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, part of the bipartisan group of lawmakers who introduced the framework.
He warned the $3.8 billion for his state was a “drop in the bucket” for a budget shortfall that could be as large as $15 billion.
So far, the Democratic response to Anthony Kennedy's impending retirement has been more scattered than united.