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Our View: Thankfully, secret successors bill tabled
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It is difficult to imagine the political chaos that would ensue if a number of state legislators were to be killed in a terrorist attack on the state capitol. Unfortunately, it's not as difficult to envision the capitol as a potential target.That's why the Legislature was wise to begin discussions this summer on how leadership would be quickly restored to state government should such a terrible event occur. However, a bill under consideration was headed down a very wrong path when it allowed for each legislator to select a set of secret successors.