- D.G. Martin Legislative trading and sausage making
“If someone ties a love note to a nuclear bomb, do you take ‘em both?” That was State Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt, a Democrat, complaining about the legislature’s Republican majority tying a controversial budget cut provision to a popular proposed extension of unemployment benefits. Of course, as Sen. Nesbitt knows, this kind of posturing […]Read More
- D.G. Martin “They are trying to eat Big Bird”
The hundreds of William Friday’s friends and fans who gathered to hear him speak last week might not have guessed that the institutions he worked so hard to build were threatened by the just-released legislative budget proposals. But he gave them a big clue when he opened his remarks with, “They are trying to eat […]Read More
- D.G. Martin What kind of paper money and why?
What is money? I asked that question again recently when I heard that State Representative Glen Bradley had introduced House Bill 301 to “study whether this State should adopt a currency to serve as an alternative to the currency distributed by the Federal Reserve System in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal […]Read More