Apparently some Democrats are worried that Decker is going AWOL on the state employee contracts, which the Senate must ratify soon:
Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker today laughed off talk that he was reluctant to call an extraordinary session to vote on state worker contracts.
"It was just a matter of getting the ducks in a row," said Decker, D-Weston, following a caucus this morning.
Senate President Fred Risser and others said yesterday that they were having difficulty reaching Decker to get him to approve the session. Decker said he was "up in Taylor County. There's very limited cell phone reception."
Decker was coy on whether there are enough Senate votes to pass the contracts.
"We're going to put 'em up and see what happens," he said.
Bizarre. We've heard nothing yet from any Democrats who plan to oppose the contracts -- it's not even a possibility that has been explored in the media. There are plenty of Democrats who are already furious with Decker for his refusal to get the Clean Energy Jobs Act passed in the spring, and it will be the icing on the cake if he can't or won't get the contracts approved.