Had a nice note from a legislator this morning. Or maybe nice, and a little disappointing:
Thanks for sharing your thoughts publically on HB 1076. I have been told there is a similar bill coming in the Senate.
*insert audible groan here*
If after the opposition the illegal (for SNAP benefits), and unconstitutional (blanket testing without cause) urine testing bill received, someone is foolish enough to promote that massive expansion of government again after the public rejection of it, they certainly deserve the butt kicking the bill is certain to recieve on that side of the legislature.
Someone close to me referred to it as “legislation by Facebook,” referring to the bill as legislation coming as a reaction to nutty memes we all see in our Facebook feeds, as opposed to legitimate problems. In other words, it was just awful.
With the fight over Medicaid expansion, teacher pay, and dozens of worthier topics, I think legislators can find better use of their time than to revisit bad bills already killed once.