You'll recall Barrett is demanding that the department violate all kinds of federal regulations and surrender interstate right-of-way so he can gain better access to his ammo factory. He claims the department signed a contract at some point and agreed to do this. Why he doesn't sue to enforce this purported contract is another question (the answer to which is probably that it doesn't exist).
Anyway, Rowland watched from the sidelines this session as various of Barrett's buddies in the legislature pushed a special bill just for him. Their efforts failed when the media caught wind of their scheme and embarrassed them by doing stories about it. Now in the frantic, final hours of this session, Rowland has abandoned all caution and started trying to do Barrett's bidding herself. She tried to amend somebody's unrelated bill in committee yesterday, and now here she is doing it on the House floor.
"We’re here to represent our counties," an agitated Rowland told the House. "We’re here to represent the taxpayers and I for one want the state’s word to mean something to somebody."
The House voted 48-40 to table her amendment. The amazing thing was that 40 lawmakers supported Rowland. She's not running for reelection. Is it too late for voters to recall her?