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  •  So the State House in OH has filibusters? n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  No clue (1+ / 0-)
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      bythesea

      I'm giving the definition of what I know it to be for the federal government, assuming it means the same thing state-wise.

      I'm still trying to see if Ohio is already screwed in this way. Someone up thread said there is no recount going on... Meaning what? So they already have the supermajority?

      "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

      by xsonogall on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:00:54 AM PST

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      •  Well, I know nothing about OH's (0+ / 0-)

        state constitution, but generally speaking, filibusters would normally be restricted to the Upper House of a legislature (the Senate) and so super-majority should only matter in terms of overriding a veto or other votes requiring a super-majority (varies state to state).  Given that the Gov. is also Republican, I would think it unlikely to make much difference, except in certain instances.

    •  Not in the state house. (2+ / 0-)
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      bythesea, elwior

      And this is where there is a threat of super majority. See my other comment for the implication of a super majority.

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