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hog-housing

hog-housing  attrib.— «Others criticized a practice called “hog-housing,” which is used to resurrect bills that have been killed or to introduce legislation after the filing deadline. “The hog-house leads to too many...

hog-house amendment

hog-house amendment  attrib.— «The use of so-called hog-house amendments takes away the public’s right to comment on legislation because a bill can be rewritten to address a new subject after public hearings have already been held on the...

hoghouse procedure

hoghouse procedure  attrib.— «At the urging of WSI, and led by Sen. Nick Hacker, R-Grand Forks, all the Republicans in the Senate, except Sen. Nething, butchered SB 2257. They stripped the bill of its meaningful reform measures using what...

hoghouse

hoghouse attrib. connotating legislation that has been stripped of its original provisions and amended to accomplish a different purpose. Also as verb. Etymological Note: The history given in the last citation is plausible but unverified. (source:...

post-partisan

post-partisan  adj.— «The challenges Mr. Schwarzenegger faces for being, as he calls himself, “post-partisan,” and pushing the legislation he craves, were evident Tuesday night in Sacramento when he addressed the Legislature. His plans for...

walk-around bill

walk-around bill  n.— «A “walk-around bill” is a term used to describe a piece of legislation sponsored by a senator or representative very late in the session, often to duck a contentious debate. Instead of filing those bills...

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