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State Legislatures are the law making bodies of the 50 states of the United States. Typically members of a state legislature are part-time citizen politicians also having some other occupation. A state legislature will usually go into session shortly after the first of the year and remain in session for several months considering matters referred to it by the governor of the state or introduced by members. Business and other special interest organizations often lobby the legislature to obtain or favorably influence legislation.

It is said that no man's property is safe when the legislature is in session.



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State legislature

... governor of the state or introduced by members. Business and other special interest organizations often lobby the legislature to obtain or favorably influenc ...