Hate to delve into the 'diary' aspect of the blog, but I'm going to Springfield tomorrow to lobby the Illinois General Assembly.
And the odd part is that I don't have any specific bill I'm working on.
One bill I really worked on is now law (county boards may now give cumulative voting rights to voters in multi-seat districts). The other bills are all dead.
So I'm going to set up some bills for the 2004 session. And because I really like the legislature.
I find the legislature endlessly fascinating.
It is the most diverse group of people in the state.
Can you think of a more diverse bunch?
And they have to somehow figure out how to advance justice, form a more perfect union, grow the economy and make sure the vulnerable are protected.
It's a wonderful thing to watch. And it's even more fun to participate.