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Choo-Choo Interpretive Art, by the artist A. Villalobos

So we asked Sen. Alex Villalobos, Rules chair, if we might see some choo-choo drama on the floor of the Senate tomorrow. He smiled and drew the picture below. And then he smiled again.

Sen. Paula Dockery has been maneuvering long and hard, with big pushing today, to bring the Sun Rail proposal to the floor of the chamber, where she says she has more than the 20 votes needed to kill it.

Well, Villalobos does not seem all that optimistic about the proposal's survival odds, based on the picture he drew in this reporter's notebook of a train going in a decidedly downward direction: