The legislative power of this state shall be vested in a legislature which shall consist of a senate and a house of representatives. In the tradition of separation of powers, this section creates a bicameral, or two-house, legislature and cloaks it with lawmaking authority. In our democratic scheme of government, legislatures, representing the popular will, make laws. Legislative judgments, as distinguished from executive and judicial ones, are those that involve considerations of wisdom, reasonableness, and policy (Strong v. Bostick, 1982). As a general rule, the...
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