Are House Democrats starting the coming legislative session in disorganized disarray? It’s been three weeks since the election and newly-crowned House Speaker Mark Ferrandino has yet to appoint anyone to head State House committees.
After the 2010 elections, Republicans had committee chairs in place only 8 days after the election. What’s causing the hold up this time around?
Sources inside the Capitol share accounts of discord as Democrats jockey and backstab for committee chairmanships. In fact, the Peak has heard that Ferrandino will increase the number of House committees to placate unruly Democrats.
Liberals in the Democratic Party have made no secret of their disdain for Ferrandino when he gave the finger to big labor bosses by supporting GOP efforts to bring much needed reforms to our public education system in the form of Senate Bill 191 in 2010. Besides, as minority leader, Ferrandino was consistently rolled by his caucus, so why should his nascent rise to fame be any different?