12:44pm: Two dozen or so firefighters enter the rotunda to a small cheer. A cheer that is pitiful compared to last weeks ovations. C'mon Scottie, please let six hundred of my friends in so we can give theses guys the show of respect they deserve. Why do you hate firefighters?!
Update: Every single firefighter was wearing a Rep. pass so thank your Democratic assembly members for getting our heros in. I found out that each rep has eight passes, not twenty, so three reps had to use all of their passes to get these guys in. I've heard that there are over a hundred firefighters outside that want to come in.