Friday, November 19, 2010

We Move the House Do Now Adjourn

The true test of unified rule-early adjournment:

Tennessee is supposed to have a part-time Legislature, the primary constitutional responsibility of such is to pass a budget. Everything that is over, above, and beyond the passage of a budget is just that-over, above, and beyond. In some cases it is over our heads, above the clouds, and often beyond reality. It should be the goal of the next General Assembly to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities quickly, quietly, and with little fanfare-and then to adjourn and go home. The best way to insure that government is limited, as many in the Republican leadership in Nashville say they want, is to limit the time the General Assembly is in session.

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