Rep. Murphey: Why I voted no so many times this year

Rep. Murphey: Why I voted no so many times this year

Readers may have noticed my sparsest of references to the recently concluded legislative session. During the recent month I have given the events of this year deliberative thought and have been hesitant to speak out too quickly. I thought it best to think over the events of the year before writing too much about them. […]

Rep. Murphey: Vote walking

Rep. Murphey: Vote walking

Each year, members of the House cast votes impacting almost every aspect of life: from public safety to education to the expenditure of billions of your taxpayer dollars. These votes occur in two-minute segments during which time the lawmaker must make up his mind: will he vote yes, or no?

Rep. Murphey: Voting no on the State budget

Rep. Murphey: Voting no on the State budget

Recent legislative efforts for new taxation, coupled with the expansion of the Legislature’s own appropriated budget, remind me of a presentation I gave several years ago to a local civic group. As a recently elected office holder, I was excited about my new role as part of a transformative effort to make government less expensive […]