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Opening Arguments

Keep the back room closed

State Rep. Kathy Richardson of Noblesville has an annual Adult Page Day program for which she invites five grownups to spend a day at the Statehouse. She thinks this is such a great idea that it should be expanded:

This is one of my favorite days in the legislative session," said Rep. Richardson. "Since I've been a state representative, I have always believed that every single voter in Indiana should be able to come and see what really happens here at the Statehouse.

Bad idea, especially if the goal is to make Hoosiers feel more invested in the legislative process. I've seen what goes on in the Statehouse, and it's not pretty. There are more shady deals there than in a poker game in back room of a biker bar.