Atticus met her when he was first elected to the state legislature.
Furthermore, I couldn’t help noticing that my father had served for years in the state legislature, elected each time without opposition,
...if I didn’t [defend him] I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again.
As if that were not enough, the state legislature was called into emergency session and Atticus left us for two weeks.
Atticus’s gone all day and sometimes half the night and off in the legislature and I don’t know what—
There was one odd thing, though, that I never understood: in spite of Atticus’s shortcomings as a parent, people were content to re-elect him to the state legislature that year, as usual, without opposition.
There are no more uses of "legislature" in the book.
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The state legislature passed a law to increase the minimum wage, but the governor vetoed it while claiming it would reduce the number of entry-level jobs for young people.