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By State Senator Mark Schoesler
Ninth District 

Legislative Commentary: April 25, 2019


Last updated 4/24/2019 at 7:42pm

Dear Friends,

During the five years that our bipartisan coalition led the Senate, we could protect the people from any bad or extreme (or both) legislation that came over from the Democrat-controlled House. Of course, the House would also block the good bills we sent over from the Senate, which was frustrating. But in the end, fewer bills became laws, and those that did leaned toward the political center. In that sense I think the people of our state were served well by having a divided Legislature.

Now that the Legislature is controlled by one party, there are fewer checks and balances. Th...

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