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OK, fine. But surely she had a game plan for the ward race, right?
“I just picked a name,” she said. “Whoever’s name I see the most, that’s the one I picked.”
With just one day left in the Maryland General Assembly, lawmakers are short on time — and perhaps just as short on patience.
The pace has picked up in recent days, but it wasn’t fast enough Wednesday for Sen. Paul Pinsky, who complained when Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. chose to postpone a vote on a bill banning arsenic in chicken feed.
Chambers often postpone debate for a day or two on especially controversial issues to allow more time for other bills on that day’s agenda and as a courtesy to opponents who want to propose amendments.
“I heard another promise on Friday so I’m just trying to figure out which promise we’re dealing with today,” he said.
Mr. Miller is the longest-serving Senate president in state history and a man known to occasionally flex his temper. For those reasons, he also is known as maybe the last man in Maryland that any politician wants to cross. He wasn’t happy.
“You want to apologize right now, or what?” he asked, later banging his gavel when Mr. Pinsky tried to offer a rebuttal. Mr. Miller added that “We’ve got a thousand other bills we’d like to move forward, especially Senate bills.”
• David Sherfinski, David Hill and Tom Howell Jr. contributed to this report.
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