Senate Committee on Committees changed out the chair of Senate Judiciary today, taking it away from Sen. Lora Reinbold and putting in place Sen. Roger Holland, District N.
Reinbold has been using the committee to advance her own agenda, rather than the majority caucus agenda, sources said. That includes waging a personal war with the governor over his various ways of handling the Covid-19 crisis over the past year.
The governor finally responded with a scathing letter saying his office would no longer cooperate with her demands.
Reinbold was present in the audience during the committee meeting, which was brief.
To move workload around, Sen. Holland was removed from Labor and Commerce Committee and Sen. Josh Revak was subbed in as vice chair. Sen. President Peter Micciche was added to Labor and Commerce.
The matter passed the Senate 17-1, with only Reinbold voting no. Two members were absent.