Rep. Murphey: Phone directory publishers are no longer breaking the Law

Rep. Murphey: Phone directory publishers are no longer breaking the Law

This is the time of year when many of last session’s approved legislative initiatives take effect. Traditionally, this means many new laws are going into place. All too often, these are unnecessary laws that create additional fees, new government debt and inappropriate spending, unnecessary and confusing regulation, or worse. Unfortunately, this year is no different. […]

Rep. Murphey: Getting lawmakers off of welfare

Rep. Murphey: Getting lawmakers off of welfare

Those who visit the capitol at lunch or dinner time are likely to notice the dependency/entitlement mindset of some of its occupants. The careful observer may overhear the efforts of lawmakers to enjoy a first class meal at someone else’s expense: “Let’s find a lobbyist to take us out,” or “I’ve got XYZ lobbyist lined […]

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. […]