Week 10 Legislative Session: All About Racism

Week 10 Legislative Session: All About Racism

Racism continues to play a role in the rhetoric of political leaders this legislative session. Last week a comment by Rep. Olsen (R- Roland) compared abortion to both slavery and the holocaust. As of the writing of this article, Rep. Olsen has stood firmly behind his...
Week 9 Legislative Session: A Lesson in Germaneness

Week 9 Legislative Session: A Lesson in Germaneness

This was a week of committee substitutes and flexing of House rules to manipulate the passing of controversial partisan legislation. We see this every year. Last year, most notably, a bill reinstating barriers to voting after the State Supreme Court ruled them...
Week 6 Legislative Session: Late nights Lead to Long Week

Week 6 Legislative Session: Late nights Lead to Long Week

This week marked the passing of another deadline. Tuesday saw legislators on the floor past 1:00 AM. It’s been a long week for us all, to say the least. Thursday’s deadline signaled all bills that had not been heard and voted off the floor in their chamber of origin...

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