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More of my advice to the newly elected members of the House

By: Jason Murphey | Monday, November 28th, 2016 09:12:22 AM |

Last week I wrote some advice to new office holders based on lessons I've learned over the past few years. Here is some more, for what it is worth.

The new office holder must avoid the temptation... . . . . Read More ->


My Advice to the New Legislators

By: Jason Murphey | Sunday, November 20th, 2016 07:20:24 PM |

It is at this time of year when the House of Representatives benefits from the inclusion of the new members, collectively known as The Freshmen.

This year's freshman class is particularly large as... . . . . Read More ->


Returning to the Path of Reform

By: Jason Murphey | Monday, November 14th, 2016 08:39:06 AM |

Last Tuesday I took note of a rather exciting event. Hidden in the news of election day, only careful observers noted a press release from the incoming Speaker of the House. He used the occasion to... . . . . Read More ->


Phone Directory Publishers are no longer Breaking the Law

By: Jason Murphey | Sunday, November 6th, 2016 05:52:56 PM |

This is the time of year when many of last session's approved legislative initiatives take effect. Traditionally, this means many new laws are going into place. All too often, these are unnecessary... . . . . Read More ->


A Secret to the Success of the State Government Reform Effort

By: Jason Murphey | Sunday, October 30th, 2016 09:35:47 PM |

I have learned much about human behavior and individual character by watching and observing legislators -- especially during the chaotic "deadline weeks." During these weeks, legislators who have... . . . . Read More ->