Well, Hal, at first I was inclined to laugh about the idea of legislators debating the merits of individual carnivorous plants in the “hallowed” halls of our General Assembly. Then my economics education got the better of me. The opportunity cost of such legislation might not be so bad. Granted, Sens. Jackaninny and DuFuss might get into a long, protracted debate on the public dime bloviating upon competing merits of carnivorous plants. (Note: Any resemblance between the aforementioned and actual senators is purely unintentional, in the particular sense.) But while doing so, they won’t be at work tightening the state’s grasp on businesses and individuals through taxes, regulation or red tape.