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Fewer bills making the cut in state Legislature

Since 1960s, new laws becoming less common

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Quality over quantity. That’s the reasoning of state legislators who say the legislative session that ended Saturday morning can’t be judged on the number of bills that passed the state Senate and Assembly — the third fewest of any regular session in more than a decade. Despite passing 649 bills, below the recent average for bills passed, there hasn’t been a corresponding drop in the number of bills introduced: More than 14,000 were written and ...

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June 23, 2013
3:44 p.m.

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So the next time ole Jimmy Tedisco tries to tell you he's for reducing the size of government, for getting government off your back, remind him of the 91 bills he introduced, only one of which was deemed worthy. Given the low bar set by this legislative session, even that is nothing to brag about.