The vote yesterday was the subject of many press reports and many conversations today as I attended events throughout the district. I sensed a more defiant mood from people. They can’t understand why the Governor won’t cooperate with the legislature. The final straw seemed to be his veto of the emergency funding bills last week; it didn’t make sense to anyone and showed a callous disregard for the problems our citizens are facing. This unwillingness to compromise has started discussion about the legislature putting together a new budget without the Governor. If leadership from both parties worked together on a budget both sides could live with, he would have to sign it or have his veto overridden. I’ve never heard of a budget passing this way, but I’ve never seen a Governor this out of touch.