2011 Legislative Session A Far Cry from the Golden Era | Print |
June 2011

By Dr. Nelson Easterling, FCFEP Chair

The 2011 Legislative session is over.  As a citizen and an outside observer, I can only say that it may have been the worst I have witnessed.  The negative effects have the potential of creating a disaster for this state of epic proportions.

Many questions were created by this session.  The primary question I think we need to address is how it was allowed to happen.  Sure, we know that money had a lot to do with the elections of last fall.  And we know that the same money has had enormous influence over the issues and votes.  It is easy to blame the politicians and the special interests.  But what of our responsibility?  What were we doing?  What could we have done better?

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