You've heard of the do-nothing Congress in Washington, D.C., but we also have a do-nothing state Legislature in Harrisburg. This item from The Mercury's editorial page sums up where things stand with the most expensive state Legislature in the country:
THORNS to those folks in Harrisburg for the disorganization, procrastination and self-serving interests that contribute to legislative business as usual in one of the most inefficient state governments in the nation. The failure to enact meaningful open-records reform has sadly been indicative of this current session’s lack of leadership. In January, legislators were promising a new era. But this year has been more of the same old way of doing things. No tax reform, no open-records reform, and no efficiencies in the conducting of legislative business. When it comes to thorns, Harrisburg is a thicket.