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June 26, 2011 / jimnv

It IS About the “Process”

On June 19th, Jon Ralston wrote an article about the annoying way the legislature handles Nevada’s needs. It is always the same… they wait until the last-minute to do anything and laws are passed with very little or no public input. Ralston and said the legislative process must be fixed. I agree.

The NPRI, a partisan, think tank in Las Vegas responded by stating it wasn’t the process… it was about political power by democrats. The NPRI is quite naive and seemingly inexperienced. Also, their partisan politics seems to get in the way of  clear thinking.

Unfortunately, it IS about the process.

When Raggio, a republican, was in full political bloom, the legislative process was the same. There were last-minute maneuverings with laws passed without adequate review by anyone other than some lobbyists and a couple of legislators. It’s been this way for decades. It’s not right.

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  1. Used Cars Las Vegas / Aug 29 2011 2:52 pm

    It’s crucial to allow enough time for the public to comment or at least to be aware of what laws are being passed. It seems underhanded to pass laws at the last minute. Isn’t public participation the whole point of a democracy?

  2. desertbeacon / Jun 28 2011 7:19 am

    The NPRI can be counted upon to put any blame on Democrats and assign all credit to Republicans, that is simply a reflection of their corporate origins. You’re right it’s the process that is flawed, but no one from either side of the political aisle has yet come up with a workable solution to the Last Minute Circus. Various cut off dates for bills have helped a bit, but when the sine die deadline nears the Circus Tent is erected and off we go again.

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