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BayCityProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-28-06 07:52 PM
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Why does Michigan have a bicameral legislature?
Doesn't this just seem like a huge waste of tax payer money??? We already have elected representatives in the state legislature. Is this unnecessary bureaucracy? Am I missing something??
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weeksbr1 Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-28-06 10:47 PM
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1. Because...
Edited on Wed Jun-28-06 10:48 PM by weeksbr1
gerrymandering is fun to do and fun to say, and with two legislative bodies, you get to do it twice as often... though now, thank you SC and Tom DeLay, it looks like you can do it whenever you damn well please. So, I guess that makes my point moot. Thoughts on what effect that will have on Michigan's districts?
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omenapoint Donating Member (132 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-07-06 08:39 PM
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2. Everybody has bicameral, I think.
Other than Nebraska, isn't every state a Bi-Cam?
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weeksbr1 Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 12:16 AM
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3. i thought it was wyoming...
...but i could be wrong.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 02:24 AM
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5. It is Nebraska
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 06:56 AM
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6. I would have said Lousiana...
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JordanLFW Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 12:31 AM
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4. Fire The Senate
http://www.fire-the-senate.com /

Joe Lukasiewicz from "Unicameral Michigan" was gathering signatures for a proposal to eliminate the State Senate.
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