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Bill Minor calls biennial legislative sessions “the dumbest idea kicked around”

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 13, 2014

BILL MINOR: Reform the sessions and stick to the plan

The dumbest idea kicked around at the 2014 Legislature has been a proposal to revert back to the horse-and-buggy biennial (every two years) sessions of the Legislature instead of annual sessions.

Obviously no lawmaker backing biennial sessions was around when annual sessions were installed in 1970 after a long, contentious fight. I was, as a reporter.

More than just annual sessions, the constitutional amendment making the change also mandated limited annual sessions – a biggie back then – of 90 calendar days except for 125 days following gubernatorial election years.

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