Saturday, September 17, 2011

600 bills, $12,000,000 and a part-time Legislature

In this article, which I was reading because it mentioned AB 144, the Open Carry ban, one finds this little factoid:
Many aren't worth the paper their glowing news releases were printed on — and certainly not worth the $20,000 legislative cost, on average, that each bill ate up in processing. “
So, let's do the math, shall we? 600 bills means that our frivolous legislature has wasted most of the $12,000,000 that has been spent on the pile of steaming BS that it sent to the Governor's desk.
This seems to be a pretty powerful justification for switching to a part-time legislature.  It seems to work for a lot of other states.
When will we, the citizens, learn that we get the government we deserve?

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