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Opinion

June 18, 2013

Editorial: Absentee lawmakers should do their job or quit

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But Griffin and Allen are right. Candidates who run for the state Legislature know what the responsibilities are.

If they seek office knowing they won’t be able to perform those duties, they are not being honest with the voters who elect them or fair to other candidates for the job.

If circumstances change after they are elected and they are unable to do the job, they should resign to make way for someone who can do it.

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