This news about our Legislature should thrill Doug:
About one-third of the House’s 124 members will start the session in January with less than three years of experience.
Almost half of the 46 senators have been elected to that chamber within the last five years…
The story in the Charleston paper attributes this in part to “investigations,” but that doesn’t add up. The ongoing corruption investigation has resulted in two permanent departures so far.
So I find myself wondering — how unusual is this really? Do we always have a surprisingly high number of freshmen and sophomores making our laws?
If so, that should be greatly reassuring to Doug, who eyes experience with deep suspicion.
But I’ve gotta tell ya, it kind of worries me a bit.
Although it doesn’t seem to bother my own senator, who’s held the office since 1976. So maybe it’s no big deal…