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Tallahassee not the only town with ‘sine die’ traditions

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Tallahassee is devoted to certain traditions on “sine die,” the final day of the yearly legislative session, but it’s the not the only state that has them. In Idaho, capital reporters wear ugly ties near session’s end to “encourage legislators to finish their business quickly and go home,” says a Legislative Research Librarians newsletter. In the Magnolia State, Mississippi State University lobbyists put tomato seedlings “on the desks of legislators, staff members and sometimes statehouse reporters.” “The tradition started several decades ago after university researchers engineered…

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