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  1. I just want to add here that it's not just a matter of the slow processing by the senate. There's also the matter of the senate giving more power to certain players (the Republicans particularly); if its immediately voting on these bills, then we can see if a bill passes or fails both houses, and act accordingly. This will change a lot of political calculus -- as it should.
  2. So continuing my round of proposals regarding the game, I'd like to submit a new one: implementing a simple IVS system for the senate, such system automatically running whenever I run a vote for the House. We've seen a lot of delays in bills getting through the Senate, often as long as 2-3 weeks, and this has had a negative impact on gameplay. The Bank Act and Budget still haven't been processed, as an example.
  3. I had not considered the fact that SWM would need to do weekly economic updates. I think time warps in the future are probably the better plan.
  4. We had a ton of work to do in the first Congress, so it made sense to give us a month to do it. But as we head into the second Congress, there's really only one major issue left -- the national bank. There's some minor stuff some of us would like to do, sure, but that's the sole major concern. Giving us a month to do it seems excessive, and I think it'll needlessly slow down the game. Maybe other players disagree, but I'd like to suggest that we go to a 1-week year, so elections every 2 weeks. A 14 day congress is enough to pass 6 bills with debate, more via UC, and I think that's enough.
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    Tkikami is a Shawnee war leader, who has been selected to lead the defense against the invading former Englishmen. Tkikami is a fighter by trade; he left the tribe for some time to serve as a mercenary for the English. But he ultimately returned, and is now committed to using his English training and experience to defeat those that would subjugate his people.
  6. I did not understand what you were suggesting, @Bruce -- this is indeed the more elegant solution. Each state can still have its own laws, but the debates on those laws involve multiple people, and there's just a single governor for the region. Perfect.
  7. I think keeping senators statewide would result in individual players getting to pick senators in a lot of cases with little dispute. Would we say the same for regions where electors are appointed? I think it'd be fun to have the battle. But I still would rather have a regionalized state gov only than no change at all. I feel like @Michael and I are just going to have NY as our little playground as-is with zero dispute.
  8. Having those three regions would make sense, @Bruce, much as I hate the thought of being stuck with those pesky Northeasterners. I'd suggest that gubernatorial/senatorial races should somehow be regional, especially if appointed by the legislature. Otherwise, what's to stop there being multiple governors in the region? What's more, we'd give up on the possibility of player-contested races for these things, unless there happened to be multiple players in a state.
  9. I know this is always a controversial proposal, but we have at present 10 players spread across 13, soon to be 15 and then more, states. Several states have no players; many have but one. The result is that state political activity is limited. Save for Massachusetts, I've yet to see a contested debate in any state legislature, and only a few states have had any bill proposed at all. If we want the state legislatures to be an equally active place, I think we need to have people less spread out. So I'd like to propose to the community moving to an OOC regions system, assuming it fits with t
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    Samuel McClellan

    The son a British magistrate, Samuel McClellan grew up in relative luxury in New York City. He received private tutoring as a child, then attended King's College of New York before becoming an attorney apprentice for a well-known New York practitioner. McClellan opened his own practice after finishing his apprenticeship, and quickly became a leader in the New York legal field. Despite his father's position, Samuel strongly favored independence, and he fled New York with his family when the British seized the city. McClellan had married the oldest daughter of a New York merchant, Anna Terrus, i
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    Simon Terrus

    Simon Terrus was born in 1761 to James Terrus, a merchant captain, and Lillian Terrus, a homemaker. John grew up in luxury, being raised by his mother and grandparents while his father was at sea. He was tutored at home until 1776, when the British seized his patriot family's estates, fortunes, and other assets. While the rest of his family fled to Philadelphia, John felt old enough to join the fray, and he ran away, enlisting in the Continental Navy, to which he lied about his age. Terrus' hopes to distinguish himself in battle were dashed, however, as the Continental Navy quickly picked
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    Andrew Terrus

    The middle child of successful merchant, Andrew Terrus grew up in wealth, receiving the best education possible. He graduated from King's College in 1763, then immediately took over as bookkeeper for his father's business. During the Revolutionary War, Terrus accepted a commission as an officer in the Continental Army, where he served as a supply officer. Following the war, he joined his brother's business, overseeing the finances while his brother focused on the day-to-day operations. When his brother won election to the New York Legislature in 1786, Andrew became chief executive of the famil
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    Matthew Terrus

    Matthew Terrus was born in 1763 to James Terrus, a merchant captain, and Lillian Terrus, a homemaker. Matthew grew up in luxury, being raised by his mother and grandparents while his father was at sea. He was tutored at home until 1776, when the British seized his patriot family's estates, fortunes, and other assets. The British executed Terrus' grandfather, but Terrus, his mother, and his grandmother escaped New York City. They settled in Philadelphia. The family had enough money to live a comfortable life, but not to pay for the high-end tutoring that Matthew had received in New York. I
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    James Terrus

    James Terrus (born September 16, 1741) grew up in a wealthy household in New York City, New York. The oldest child of a successful merchant, Terrus spent his winters learning math, science, and literature from the best tutors of the nation's largest city, and spent his summers learning the craft of sailing. He graduated from King's College of New York in 1759 with a degree in business, then immediately set to work captaining one of his father's small fleet of ships. He spent the next 17 years as a mariner, slowly moving his way up the ranks of his father's company until he was commanding his f
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