The Arizona Legislature was abuzz with lawmakers, lobbyists, curious onlookers, and students as a government shutdown at midnight loomed. The place was busier than a typical weekday afternoon.
Most of the students and onlookers are gone now, but the show is still going on.
"The governor's painted herself into a corner," Williams says, meaning that he thinks she'll be forced to sign it.
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Lawmakers shot down various amendments by Democrats and other wishful thinkers as we watched from the gallery starting about 11 p.m.
"This is such a farce," said a woman behind us in the gallery with an oxygen tank and nose tube.
The process went on till after midnight, when we bolted.