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The nonpartisan Unicameral Legislature is broken

The 108th Legislature First Session was a hot mess. The fact that three senators could derail the work of 46 others in the nation's only one-house, allegedly nonpartisan Legislature, speaks volumes.

What went wrong? Most everything that could.

There were 17 new senators (two of them who served terms before being reelected in November). A new clerk of the legislature stepped up after two years as an assistant. A new governor and a new lieutenant governor who is the presiding officer of the Legislature also played a role. Even veteran, Sen. John Arch, who was elected speaker wasn't necessarily a...

 

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