The bill to end mandatory inspections of new cars was a Republicans’ dream. It was less regulation. Lower fees. Less government. It stopped government taking money from one group and giving it to another. It was practical. Made common sense. And even the press liked it.
And it never got out of committee. It was killed dead as a doornail by lobbyists for people who do car inspections.
As one retired legislator said, the legislature’s been re-wired.