State lawmakers return to the Capitol for the second week of this legislative session, set to return to debate.
Speaker of the Legislature Greg Adams of York has a few words of caution for his colleagues.
Adams said he wanted to take a minute prior to debate to say a few things.
“We are a deliberative body. We all know that. It’s democracy,” Adams told the Unicameral in a short speech on Friday announcing debate begins this week. “There’s going to be a whole lot of times there’s a tremendous amount of disagreement in this body. That’s the way it works. That’s the way it works.”
Adams warned some debate will end without the legislature taking any action.
He asked his colleagues to talk to each other and find agreement, if possible.
“And, if all else fails, we need to be civil to one another.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:35]
AUDIO: Speaker of the Legislature Greg Adams speaks to Unicameral about entering into the first debates of this session. [1:10]