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Lawmakers may be more than wise this election year to let sleeping dogs lie. But wise, I’m sorry to report, is not always their forte.
Almost anybody could have seen today’s problems coming, even 40 years ago when the Legislature moronically bought into handing out free money.
Much of the criticism today, even some of the griping about snow, is a screen for something quite different.
How could decent people give Donald Trump the time of day? Do we hate the left so much we will settle for Trump to avoid a Joe Biden?
Having no legal requirement to involve the public makes life easier for bureaucrats, but it is lousy public policy that undermines trust and confidence in government.
One might think it a simple task to pass and implement a law without screwing up the works. Instead, befuddlement.
Can gains and failures be quantified? What has the long battle done to the city, and what is it likely to do in the long term?
There may be a real solution to housing problems in Anchorage. It is not this ordinance.
In essence, somebody should have said early on, “Nope, that’s dumb,” but they did not.
If we were serious in this community about finally getting government that works, we would ensure that those who screw up pay the bills.
In about the time it takes to make breakfast, the commission made a mockery of public notice and unanimously passed a huge salary increase with no real public feedback.
This much is clear: The lack of a solution is costing the city a boatload of dough.
Initiatives have become the “favored tool of millionaires and interest groups,” to achieve policy aims without a messy legislative process.
What are we willing to give up to ensure a dividend, no matter what?
Terminate the Constitution? He’s gotta be kiddin’, right? But he clearly is not.