The state legislature, the part-time body that convened this year between January 21 and May 8, set a new record last week by overriding 38 bills vetoed by the governor. That is probably not a record that one ordinarily looks to set, though I am sure the Democratic-controlled House and Senate took no small measure of delight in overriding two-thirds of the 57 vetoes issued by the Republican governor.
The reason I point out the short window in which the legislature meets is to ask if we are operating a thorough and efficient system, where a full-time state is served by a part-time group of legislators who cram with their homework over 109-days in making decisions that will last a lifetime, or at least another year. Ah yes, another year; this is what normally happens when political stasis occurs, legislators simply say "we'll take a look at that again next year". Legislators fight hardest to get re-elected, so they can live to play another day in another session and keep earning a living.