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2 rules for legislators

We expect a lot of our legislators, but I would be happy if they would do at least two things. First, take off their political party uniforms. After the election, instead of acting like they are in an athletic competition — like two rival high schools — legislators should remember they were elected to serve the whole populace, not just the party that nominated them, and work together to resolve important issues.

Then, instead of measuring their importance and effectiveness by the number of bills they write or help pass, I wish they would measure their effectiveness by the number of sensible, needed and enforceable bills they help pass; the number of senseless or unenforceable laws they help defeat; and the number of senseless or unenforceable laws they help get off the books.

Fred Ash

Sandy