The thrills of public policy (a non-ironic point of view)
Saturday letter March 15, 2014
You can’t find a topic more exciting than public policy. No, really.
Yes, legislative debates can be ridiculously long, redundant and ridiculously off-topic. But the issues can be – potentially – momentous, for specific individuals, and all of us.
So regardless of your view of them, and regardless of whether they are ultimately approved, consider that your state representatives are discussing issues as far-reaching as:
- Raising the minimum wage to $10.10.
- A bill of rights for domestic workers.
- An act concerning children’s exposure to chemicals.
- Increasing eligibility for the Connecticut Home-Care Program for the elderly.
- Increasing public assistance to grandparents and other relatives raising children.
- Sick leave for teacher assistants and radiologic technologists.
— with interactive Campaign Spending Explorer
or, go to www.ctmirror.org for a complete report.
Have a great weekend….
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