A Special Session for Self-Made Emergencies

Special sessions are the emergency rooms of legislation: much of the work done there could have been avoided if people had taken some care.

The issues on the agenda for the current special session are prickly, but they could have been addressed during the regular session had state leaders been able to gather legislative support for them. They couldn’t, and now the patients are lined up on tables, awaiting attention.

In the first bed lies redistricting, which has been in the same condition since the day after the November elections.

Here in the second emergency bay is transportation, an ...

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