LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Michigan lawmakers have a number of unresolved issues to tackle, but they only have 15 days to do that between now and the end of the year.
After their summer break, lawmakers returned to Lansing on September 3. They met 11 days in September, 15 in October, are set to meet six in November and 12 in December.
In other words, between now and the end of the year, with a host of unresolved issues, lawmakers will be in town for 15 days.
"We've still got a lot of work to do," said Warren.
The November calendar includes time off for deer hunting and Thanksgiving.
"I think a lot of people prefer that we don't take deer hunting season off," said Rick Jones. He says 15 out of 61 days "doesn't sound like enough work."
GOP Senator Darwin Booher has been hunting since age 12 and he gets no flak from the folks back home for not being in Lansing. "Most of my people appreciate the fact that I am a hunter and fisherman in my district."
Senate GOP Leader Randy Richardville says citizens are wrong to think lawmakers aren't working when they aren't in town. "People say that kinda stuff all the time. It doesn't bother me. I have how much I work and if they want to follow me around they can," he said. "Just because we're not in session, doesn't mean we're not working. It is a cheap shot when people say that."
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