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Legislative leaders open 2024 legislative session with hopes of civility

Lawmakers have returned to the State Capitol for the 2024 legislative session. The first two days were full of pomp and circumstance and drama.

Legislative leaders led off day one with remarks on how they’d like to see the 2024 session progress and all struck a very similar tone on civility.

The end of the 2023 session, as well as the special session in November on property taxes, both produced behavior that has troubled lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Two House Democrats resigned in December, both citing the toxic environment in the House. On the last day of the special session, a House...


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