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House asks Senate: Where are you?

After the Senate passed its property tax package and sent it to the House, it recessed indefinitely. That caused an uproar in the House when they reconvened two hours later.

"I think it's their duty in the Senate to be here,'' said Rep. Dick Kravitz. "If this is really the people's forum, then we're here to do the work of the people and they're not. I'm not just trying to create a problem, but there are legitimate concerns, especially with the school impact. We held the schools harmless, they did not.'' 

Kravitzs said the Senate "should be willing, 'til the end of the day, to discuss it. But where are they? We're here."

Responded House Speaker Marco Rubio: "The Senate is technically still here but your colleagues respect your candor.''