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A Republican senator objected to comments made from the Senate dais by the vice president of the Maryland State Education Association during an event celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday.

With a person dressed as the Cat in the Hat standing beside her, Betty Weller recited a rhyme calling on lawmakers to "keep their promises." The association is leading a campaign to avoid budget cuts to education.

Sen. David Brinkley, from Frederick, scolded, "It's inappropriate for the union to lobby from the dais on the Senate floor."

His colleague, Republican Joseph Getty, supported Brinkley's objection.

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