"Beyond a reasonable doubt, our pathetic legislature is guilty of incompetence, arrogance and backward-thinking.
"After four months of silly games and petty politics, lawmakers ended their 2009 session without fulfilling their only constitutional duty: passage of a new state budget. Despite a winter and spring spent cashing paychecks from taxpayers and enjoying free meals from lobbyists, the General Assembly failed Indiana.
"Badly. Completely. Once again."
Read the rest of Matthew Tully's ascerbic commentary in today's Indianapolis Star.
The late Harrison Ullmann (of NUVO) used to rail against the country's worst state legislature a decade ago. Sadly, nothing much has changed. Which seems to be Indiana's mantra. Why be a leader when being mediocre is so much easier?