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Friday, February 22, 2008

Surely not! Our Legislators would not violate our constitution! This cannot be true!

Indy Star: Lucrative jobs despite constitutional issues

Quoting: Article 2 section 9 of the Indiana constitution as follows:

Section 9
"No person holding a lucrative office or appointment under the United States or under this state is eligible to a seat in the General Assembly; and no person may hold more than one lucrative office at the same time, except as expressly permitted in this Constitution. Offices in the militia to which there is attached no annual salary shall not be deemed lucrative. "

Why are there several legislators in the General Assembly who indeed hold "lucrative" positions in Indiana government? The first that comes to mind is Rep. Pat Bauer, an employee of Ivy Tech.

Q: Why isn't our constitution enforced and who should enforce it?

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