Control of the state Senate could flip again in less than four months, but that’s not stopping Democratic leaders from having a dozen senators – more than one-third of the body – move offices.
Republicans groused that the moves would cost taxpayers and disrupt staff, only to spark a new round of office moves after the Nov. 6 election if the GOP retakes the majority. Democrats countered that the costs are minimal and switching offices is routine after control of the chamber changes hands.
Office moves in the Capitol are common, but they usually happen after regularly scheduled elections every two years.
I really fail to understand the need for Senate Democrats to move the offices of a dozen senators now, considering there’s a strong chance that body will not convene again until after the November elections (if then), and given the possibility that Republicans will regain control of the State Senate after November’s elections.
I could see Democrats shuffling offices around if they retain the majority in the Senate come November, but making moves now is just dumb, plain and simple.