Election Year Not Scaring Lawmakers Into Hiding
During election years, legislative chambers in Jackson are typically quieter than usual, as many lawmakers shy away from taking on controversial issues in fear of isolating voters. Even though it’s early in the session, that has not been the case so far. Many lawmakers are tackling issues of public interest, such as Common Core and education funding.
State Representative Hank Zuber (R), District 113, says, “Usually what happens in an election year is you have less legislation. It seems like it’s just the opposite for the 2015 legislative session, and that’s a good thing. There’s really no need to put off things that need to be done just because it’s an election year. The people pay us to work each and every year and that’s what we get paid to do and that’s what we need to do.”
Representative Zuber tells News 25 he does not expect things to slow down any time soon.