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Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

Ed Meyer willing to swap Sunday hunting for Boucher pot filibuster

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The state Senate is expected tomorrow to vote on the medical marijuana bill passed last week by the House of Representatives.

State Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, a passionate anti-drug activist is, as has been the tradition, expected to speak at length against passage.

Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford has over the years grown more and more frustrated with how tolerant his party is of GOP filibusters at the Capitol.

Meyer today said he’d like his leaders to strike a deal. If Republicans agree to give Boucher one hour to speak against medical marijuana, the Democrats will allow a bill legalizing Sunday bow hunting to come out for a vote.

“She can say it all in an hour,” said Meyer, who, as an Environmental Committee chairman opposes Sunday hunting.

A spokesman for the state’s deer population said, “And what do WE get out of this?”

In all seriousness, I’m told no such deal will be offered.

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Brian Lockhart