Rep. Mazzochi debates Election Bill

Legislation is often quickly passed in Springfield before members have a chance to read the bill or even get the public’s input, because the supermajority want to ram something through. This can lead to poorly crafted legislation that has mistakes and unintended consequences. Legislation should be able to withstand scrutiny and lawmakers shouldn’t be afraid of it. “A lawyer with a scientific background, she is a partner in a firm that specializes in “life-sciences law.” But Mazzochi uses her legal background in House floor debate to ask tough questions, usually of supermajority Democrats.Just last week, Mazzochi skewered state Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, who sponsored a bill to repeal a statutory religious exemption for individuals resisting the coronavirus vaccine. Under Mazzochi’s politely insistent questioning, Gabel declined to respond, could not respond or relied on an aide to tell her how to respond. Over Mazzochi’s objections, the presiding Democrat finally barred her from asking further questions.”…/article_4a6c2f47-8c90…

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