As the Legislature winds up its whirlwind, two-day legislative session, lawmakers continue to ignore the elephant in the room: the sinking economy and rising state budget deficits.
Here is what House Majority Leader Gordon Fox had to say on this, according to The Providence Journal:
“We’re addressing real societal needs in these two days, so I don’t want the word to go out that they’re here and they’re doing nothing,” Fox said. The Assembly, he continued, is addressing issues for “people who need services, or the people who are concerned with indoor prostitution, [as well as] the scourge of text messaging. Those are real issues. They don’t go away.”
The “scourge of text messaging”?
The House yesterday also tackled such burning issues as expunging “plantations” from the state name, allowing mixed-martial arts matches, and approving special New England Patriots license plates.