Continuing the Fight for Fewer State Reps
Today’s Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal has an op-ed about the size of Missouri’s House of Representatives. In short, the House is too big and we could do just fine with fewer elected state reps. It is a very good editorial and sounds many of the same arguments I’ve made in my writings on this subject. I recommend the piece highly — thanks to Combest for catching it. The key argument:
The annual savings on pay and per diem of $39,751 per House member, multiplied by 95, tops $3.75 million per year.
That money adds up. Decreasing the number of people who have a say in how we live our lives would be another benefit of reducing the size of the House.