Tag Archives: State Legislators

California and the Supplemental Poverty Measure

I’ve often seen pieces comparing the economies of blue states and red states, with blue states generally coming out ahead. I was skeptical but interested in a piece by Kerry Jackson of the Pacific Research Institute on how California measures … Continue reading

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The Tea Party, the 17th Amendment and Political Hacks

The Utah State Senate is currently considering a bill that orders state senators to fill secret ballots for future elections, to signal to the public whom they support.┬áIt’s seen as a throwback to the days before the direct election of … Continue reading

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Why are there so many idiotic state legislators?

Every now and then, a state representative or state senator gets attention for saying or doing something really stupid. A few days ago, four members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives formally questioned President Obama’s birth certificate. ┬áRecently State … Continue reading

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