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August 13, 2013 5:51 PM

State must do better job of watching out for public's interests

That government is best which governs least, and getting nonsensical laws off the books and stopping attempts to add ridiculous new ones -- requiring animal shelters to be supervised by veterinarians, banning midwifery and out-of-hospital births, subjecting home-schooled children to state supervision, to name just a few from the General Assembly's 2013 session -- are among the most important things lawmakers can do.

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