Many citizens would welcome lower taxes, but most also question the effectiveness of special tax breaks for particular groups or industries. Special tax breaks tend to encourage crony capitalism by placing the government in the position of picking winners and losers in the economy. Fortunately, we have recently started to make some progress towards bringing special interest tax breaks under better control.
How is the state doing financially? What can cities and towns expect from the state? In short, the answers are: Pretty well and cities and towns can expect continued moderate aid growth, but the outlook is uncertain and the state is likely to continue to neglect real needs.
Urban cycling is, in fact, dangerous and we cyclists need to get better at following the law.
The Senate today passed legislation preventing unnecessary and unlawful foreclosures. I was pleased to support this legislation.
Mark your calendar! Join us to celebrate one year of successful operations of the Everett C. Benton as an independent, privately funded library open to all and, to commemorate the opening of the Benton as a branch library on June 9, 1930. About the Benton The Benton is a non-profit independent library located at 75 […]