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State House Democrats need to do their jobs

Originally published at LNP

Lawmakers have one job: Work for the people they represent. This job requirement is as old as Pennsylvania when William Penn founded the Provincial Assembly in 1682. And the only way for this centuries-old legacy of representative democracy to continue is for our elected lawmakers to show up for work.

But that’s not happening in Harrisburg. In fact, the Hall of the House, where the Pennsylvania House of Representatives convenes under the Capitol dome, now stands empty most days, with the doors locked and lights off.

The level of procrastination and inaction by the Democratic House leaders, who control Pennsylvania’s lower chamber, may be unprecedented.

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