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Should lawmakers be present to vote

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by foggedinn, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. foggedinn

    foggedinn Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2008
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    Read an article in today's paper (Sun Herald) about a Mississippi state representative Michael Janus (R.) Biloxi who voted on several bills in the state capital of Jackson while being photographed at a public event in Biloxi. About 200 miles south of where he was recorded present and voting in Jackson.

    Upon reading further, it was explained that this is a common occurance in the legislature. Often other legislators sitting on the same row and of the same party will push his present button and vote yea or nay when matters come up for a vote.

    Representative Janus at least returned the $109.00/day he normally receives for being present while the legislature is in session. The article didn't say if his votes still counted or not.
  2. chestnut

    chestnut Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2008
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    Doesn't surprise me. Politicians - Mostly all of them seem to be crooked

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