The following is an editorial from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, published on Monday, April 30, 2012. To read the full article, click here.
Before each new session of the Missouri Legislature, freshman lawmakers in the House and Senate go through an orientation to learn about their new jobs. Veterans of the two chambers tell them how things really work. They listen to reporters, staffers and lobbyists explain their role in the process.
From now on, every new lawmaker also should be required to listen to a recording of a speech made on the Senate floor Thursday by Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon.
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