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June 09, 2009


Maine Proposes Unicameral Legislature

"After voting to shrink itself, the Maine House has now endorsed a plan to replace itself, and the State Senate, with so-called unicameral Legislature that would merge both chambers into one body," according to Maine Public Broadcasting.

Proponents see the proposal saving tax dollars while opponents say it takes away an appropriate check and balance.

The only other unicameral Legislature in the nation is Nebraska's, which merged its two chambers in 1937.












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