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Opening Arguments

A break for US

Well, this will be two days in which no mischief will be possible:

The General Assembly plans to take a break in the days before next year's Super Bowl in Indianapolis, in part because out-of-town lawmakers are losing their rooms at area hotels or long-term residences in favor of visitors for the game.

State employees who work at the Statehouse and neighboring government buildings still will be expected to be on the job at their offices just blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium.

I think they should also give themselves a break for the World Series, the NBA finals (if they ever have a season), the Stanley Cup finals, the Indy 500, the Kentucky Derby, the Little League World Series, the World Cup games, and the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions.

Don't think I buy that bit about losing their rooms. I think the legislators just want to go to the Super Bowl so they can refresh their memories of what real football teams look like.