Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Texas Way

We've been having a great time here in the Lone Star State and today we did a tour of the Texas State Capitol.
Would you believe that the Texas state legislature meet only 142 days every other year?
Texas has citizen legislators. They don't get paid very much because they really are are part time emplyess.
They only meet every other year. And they manage to conduct all the necessry business of a very large, very sophisticated state -- a state with a budget that is larger than that of most nations.
Sort of makes me wonder about Joisey and Pennsylvania. When those legislatures are in session (and they are in session a lot) it seems that major damage is done. The more they meet, the worse things get.
Keeping the legislature out of session makes sense!
If Texas can do it, why can't we?

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