Making Sausage

I have been very busy over the past week preparing some legislation for introduction.  The effort does give some credence to the quote by Otto von Bismarck, who said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”  I first heard this metaphor during a city council meeting over 20 years …

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Stand by Me

One of my favorite movies was Stand by Me. This was a 1986 movie about an adventure of four boys who heard about a body and wanted to be the ones to discover and report it to the authorities. It reminds me of many adventures with my neighborhood buddies. We never found a body to …

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The Four Seasons

The days are shorter and cooler as we move into Fall. I now realize there are actually four legislative seasons, and I am gearing up for the final push. We begin each year with the first season, “the Session.” Generally three months of making sausage – as they say, “Laws are like sausages, it is …

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