16 days of work in six months may tire House

Eric Heyl, with a hint of sarcasm, suggests that the 16 days the PA House (and the 10 days for the PA Senate) is scheduled to be in session between July 4 and Dec. 31 will overwork lawmakers.

While we think a part-time legislature is the way to go, that means not only limited meeting days, but an end to full-time pay, full-time benefits, perks, excessive leadership accounts, funding for public relations, and the like.

It is also worth pointing out that many legislative leaders claim there isn’t enough time in the fall to address government reform, a turnpike lease, health care, and/or energy.  It is hard to find time with a grand total of three 3-day work weeks in four months.