Lame Duck has historically been a volatile time for legislation in this state.
The most “controversial” items get passed to avoid discussion from the opposition. It is not uncommon for 40 to 50 percent of all legislation passed in a Lame Duck year to go through that small 10-12 day window, with the most controversial issues coming on the last couple of nights. This is how our system is set up, so you can’t fault the ruling party for using this loophole to their advantage. The negative is pretty obvious; the public doesn’t get to weigh in on the topic before it’s too late.