Thanks to Senator Tolman, the Silver Maple Forest language described below is now also in the Senate version of the Environmental Bond Bill.
I’m pleased to report some progress on the Silver Maple Forest issue.
The house voted today on a pair of gender-related bills that generated a debate full of passion, confusion and irony. I was in the majority on all three of major votes, but split from some of my friends on two of them.
China is a gigantic wild card with the potential to substantially extend the growth of carbon emissions world wide, even if developed nations get their emissions under control. China is unlikely to control its emissions without dramatic assistance or heavy economic pressure from developed nations.
I write to explain my recent vote today against the proposal for a National Popular Vote (NPV). I voted in the losing minority in a lop-sided 116 to 37 vote.
I’m working with state representatives in my neighboring communities to start a legislative conversation about regionalization.