Local Representative Talks Lame Duck
74th District State Representative Don Moffitt stopped by the WGIL Morning News Thursday to talk about the upcoming Lame Duck session.

There are several issues that could be passed or shot down during this years Lame Duck session such as legalizing marijuana, gay marriage, and the expansion of gambling in the state.

Moffitt tells the WGIL morning news some of these bigger issues really should be held off until the new Legislature is seated because the current state legislator is not made up of the people's choices.

"So you have members that did not run again, are retiring, you have members that were defeated that will still be voting, so it's not really an expression of the peoples voice this past November. That's why I think big policy issues should be decided after new members and those who are re-elected are sworn in. That way the people have a voice."

Moffitt says the Lame Duck session is just three days--January sixth through the eighth.

He says with that being said three days is really a short amount of time to get anything done.

Moffitt says when a vote takes place during the Lame Duck because it's done before the new General Assembly is sworn in, things happen that typically don't happen during the regular session.
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