Now that lawmakers have passed a web poker bill faster than pocket Aces can get cracked, they can move just as quickly to tax fast food and ban smokers from working in hospitals.
Surely, I jest.
But when lawmakers work as quickly as they did Thursday – both houses passed the measure within an hour – and the governor immediately signs the bill, should anyone stop to ponder: What’s the big rush?
I could wonder why they can't even muster a serious public discussion of the state's antiquated tax system in the 25 years I have covered the Legislatuire but they can fast-track (an "emergency measure!) a web poker bill. Really?