Senator Vogel Applauds House Passage of Bill Reducing the Size of the Legislature

Senator Vogel released the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 153, which reduces the number of members in the House of Representatives from 203 to 153 and the Senate from 50 to 38:

“I would like to applaud the members of the House of Representatives for voting to pass this bill. Last year I introduced Senate Bill 457, which would reduce the entire legislature by 40%. I know how difficult it is to get legislators to vote to get rid of their own jobs, but I have heard overwhelming support from my constituents that we need to get this done. With our state facing another tough budget year, we cannot continue to operate the largest full-time and second most expensive legislature in the nation. Not only would this legislation save the taxpayers millions of dollars, I think it would also make the legislature more accountable to the people.”

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