Thursday, October 15, 2009

State Lawmakers are old and Making fewer laws.

This story in the Wisconsin State Journal caught my eye this morning. The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, a conservative think tank, published a report finding that lawmakers are getting older, staying elected longer, and authoring fewer bills.

I'm not crazy about lawmakers getting old and comfortable in their cushy government jobs, but there isn't anything inherently wrong with them writing fewer bills, and I'm surprised that the conservative think tank didn't point that out.

When it comes to legislation, quality is more important that quantity, and often the best policy is the legislation that doesn't get written.

As for how this translates into an editorial cartoon, damned if I know.

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