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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Rep. Mark Olson at the Legislature Today

If legislators thought Rep. Mark Olson would keep quiet after his arrest for domestic assault, they were wrong... Olson isn't going quietly.

From Lawrence Schumacher's blog:

On the House floor Thursday, debating HF 110/ SF 38, which would ratify the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact:

Rep. Mark Olson, R-Big Lake, is arguing against the bill, saying he agrees with its goals -- preserving, conserving, restoring, improving and managing the waters of the Great Lakes -- but doesn't think it's legal.

The governors of every U.S. state and Canadian province bordering the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River signed the compact and their Legislatures are being asked to ratify them now.

"This bill is so serious. We are yielding jurisdiction of this state over to international courts," Olson said. "I've got so many red flags, I don't know what to do."

Olson tied up the Legislature for nearly 2 hours.

Rep. Ron Ehrhardt had something to say: