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Maine House of Representatives votes merger with Senate

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Is the bicameral legislature a legacy of the era of wealthy landowners?
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Consolidate That Government!

[…] Maine’s House of Representatives voted this week to merge itself with the state Senate, creating one unicameral body, potentially saving taxpayers $11 million each two-year legislative session. But the cost savings are secondary, supporters of the plan say, to the real goal of bringing state government into line with modern times. Maine state representative Joseph Wagner called the state Senate a “colonial legacy” of the state’s early days, in which the upper chamber was “a council of [the state’s] wealthiest landowners.” […]

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That’s a pile of money saved for other things.  Wonder how the new body would be elected—like a Senate or a House—for that decision will shape who holds the power.

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Written by Monte

June 11, 2009 at 9:47 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. The Guardian Council of the Nazarene Revolutionary Guard has instructed it’s members to join in the Hajj to Orlando for General Assembly. Our Midwestern Strike force members will tailgate at our Mecca in Lenexa prior to departure for Orlando. A good ole’ fashioned “Dinner on the Grounds” will feature a southern gospel band, and a full course potluck. Special treats will be given out to our little Nazbollah guerilla fighters.
    Nazbollah Strike Force Commando’s will be instructed to guard our sacred Manual with all it’s God-given strength. We will purge our sacred denomination from all this emergent heresy. We are offering a resolution to the General Assembly whereby anyone associating with any emergent groups be sent to a re-education camp where they can be cleansed from this modern thought. Our Church has always stressed purity of heart, so now is the time to rise up and join the Revolution.
    Orlando is our place of victory. Orlando is our place of Jubilee.
    God bless the insurgency! God bless Nazbollah! God bless the Nazarene Revolutionary Guard!

    Nazbollah

    June 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm


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