Sen. Missy Irvin outdid Rep. Robin Lundstrum yesterday in disdain for the people of Arkansas when it comes to the minimum wage.
You may recall that Lundstrum, in unsuccessfully backing legislation to roll back the voter-approved minimum wage increase, said she viewed the legislature as a “check and balance” on the people — state motto Regnat Populus notwithstanding.
Last night, the Senate Public Health Committee chaired by Irvin, the Mountain View Republican
This was a citizen-led initiative. It was not an initiative that was sent from this body, the legislature, to the ballot. It was citizen-led so I don’t feel a responsibility to it just because it didn’t come out of our body.
OK then. There are laws and there are laws.
If only we could apply the votes-don’t-count view to the election of legislators.