Thursday, February 6, 2014

Battling Resolutions

I wrote a story yesterday about the state Human Services Department's response to Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez's resolution to give a vote of "no confidence" to Human Services Secretary Sidonie Squier.(This web only story is HERE)

I don't think Senate Resolution 2 will be heard by the Senate today -- Sen. Sanchez just said he expects today's floor session to be short. But when it does get heard, Sen. Bill Sharer, R-Farmington plans to introduce a substitute.

Basically the 7-page substitute, instead of expressing "no confidence" would express "the Senate's confidence in the ability of the secretary of Human Services to fairly and faithfully execute the duties of that office" and commend the secretary "for her efforts to stop fraud. waste and abuse in the state's Medicaid program."

I'm pretty sure that Sanchez won't agree with this substitute.