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Carl's Capitol Comments


April 14, 2017

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and saw something on the menu, ordered it, then when you got the item it wasn't near like you thought it would be? At times, that’s what legislation can be like at the Capitol. On its surface, a bill can look perfect, but when you dig into the text, things aren't as you expected.

As a representative, I vote on hundreds of bills and resolutions. While some bills are only a couple of pages, others span 60 or 70 pages of legal jargon and tough-to-decipher text. It’s my job to read each and every bill, no matter the length. There’s a learning curve, as w...

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