“…Beauty in Public Service”

“…Beauty in Public Service”

I read a quote from a graduate of Hillsdale College a number of years ago that has played repeatedly in my mind as I have continued in the role of representing District 1. The young man had graduated with honors, continued on to graduate from law school, and had clerked for Justice Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. While being given an award for...

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Legislative Update 2/10/21

Legislative Update 2/10/21

Floor Session: The workload has reached its peak and we are busy in all Committees, and on the House Floor.  Most of the Bills are still "clean-up" Bills, which amend existing language, but we have started to see some Bills that are making larger changes. One of those Bills was H66.  H66 was an effort to ensure transparency, and to...

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Legislative Update 2/3/2021

Legislative Update 2/3/2021

We are having more floor votes as the Bills pass through Committee, and most Committees are active with RS and Bill hearings. With the exception of HCR2, we are still not voting on any legislation that would address the role of the legislature during an emergency, or limit the scope of authority of the executive branch during an declared...

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“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after…”

“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after…”

Satirist Jonathan Swift wrote, “Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect.”  Sensational falsities tend to disseminate widely and rapidly, overshadowing the slower and much tamer truth. While most “fake news” stories are...

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Legislative Update 1/27/21

Legislative Update 1/27/21

While he second week of Session has continued to be busy with many informational meetings to go along with increased activity in our regular Committee meetings.  One of the larger topics being discussed was the budgeting process, and how many of the items on the Governor's agenda were going to be funded.  Many of these new funding...

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