Personalized Legislation

Dan Savage read this and said, WTF?

A handful of gay-rights proponents sided with Republicans in the Democratic-controlled House to vote down the bill 188-186 Wednesday, hours after the Senate approved the gay-marriage legislation by 14-10 along party lines.

I had a similar reaction. New Hampshire has almost 400 legislators in the lower house? And only 24 senators?

Sure enough, it’s true. That’s 1 legislator for every 3,000 people. Surely, you must be able to get your letters answered. Come to think of it, if I lived in NH, I’d want my legislator to be available by cell phone, morning, noon & night.

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