I remember during my first session how much I looked forward to going home when the session adjourned for the year. Recently, the Governor called the General Assembly back to Jefferson City to pass more laws. For those of you less familiar with the legislative calendar, the regular session starts the first week of January and is finished in mid-May. The special session should be only used for emergencies, not political posturing!
Special session are allowed for urgent legislative crises that require action before the session begins next year. Yet, most governors call these to showcase their positions and to provide political theater for lobbyists and political junkies. Any legislation passed during this special session could have been passed during the regular session.
There was nothing immoral or illegal about his calling this session, but we must apply the same measuring stick to all elected officials, regardless of political party affiliation. When I was in the House, our Republican Governor called a special session to pass a crony capitalism bill and the taxpayers have to bear the cost of this.
Most special interest groups are unhappy with legislators they can’t control. Sadly, one of the tools of the political left is to mock, distort and harass the legislator until he learns the lesson to be quiet and sit down. Fortunately, there are a few good people out there who are not intimidated and continue to do the right thing regardless.
Do you have a favorite legislator who has demonstrated a willingness to stand alone? What did he or she do that was truly courageous?
Just for fun: I found an invitation from a joint fundraiser with Mike Moon from five years ago. It was a happy memory.
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