Resolutions, budgets and buying elections

Rob Schofield suggests ten New Year’s resolutions for progressivives in his Weekly Briefing commentary “Building momentum for change.

Chris Fitzsimon gives state lawmakers a wake up call in his column “Lawmakers can’t ride this one out.” The state budget will be in serious trouble when federal stimulus money and temporary tax increases run out later this year unless lawmakers make changes.

In his latest commentary, “The wrong measuring stick,” Fitzsimon reminds readers that the Senate primary race is likely to be decided by big-money donors rather than voters. Not exactly what our forefathers of democracy had in mind.

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