Popularity and political muscle don’t make bad law good, changing something’s name doesn’t change its importance, and a politician’s personal political pique shouldn’t cost taxpayers money are all understandings that would aid state Rep. Joe Harrison in doing his job.
But this lack of promotion seems to upset Harrison, who claims that failure to amend the Constitution to allow for more apartments or legislation that dispenses with one (they are “re-created” every four years so until one expires naturally, where then the governor could reorganize on his own, one would have to be eliminated or merged into another by a separate bill) is worthy of suing – on what basis only he seems to know, as the law is clear that this comes into being only when there is room and there is nothing in statute or the Constitutional that gives precedence to this one nascent department over any other. Meanwhile, he claims it’s all an imperative because otherwise “There are councils on aging that need this help. It would be a benefit to them. Those that don’t have a tax base are having to cut their Meals on Wheels programs. That’s shameful, especially when we’re able to find money to feed and house convicts and prisoners.”