I recall many moment while out campaigning that "working across party lines" all the bi-partisan talk was an issue for voters. It was asked of candidates at several forums.
I am saddened to see more of the campaign promises fall by the wayside.
Hmmm, the LTE is hauntingly similar to stuff on the GOP blogs.
An amendment offered by former House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, was
adopted and will bar legislators from registering as paid lobbyists for the
first year after they leave the House. If a former legislator registered as a
lobbyist, charges could be filed with the House Ethics Committee and the
Campaign Finance Board. The reform will ensure that former legislators cannot
use their connections in the government to benefit an interest group immediately
after leaving office. Sviggum has been advocating for this amendment for 20
Why couldn't former Speaker Swiggum get this important legislation passed through his Republican controlled House during his term as Speaker? Seriously! As the highest ranking Republican in the House, how can he not get an amendment, he has been advocating for 20 years for, passed in the House?
I'd really like to know the answer to that one.