Monthly Archives: February 2012

Difficult Choice

Yesterday afternoon we heard a proposal to phase out this state program. It’s pretty rare to eliminate a government program. It seems easy to get them started, but they never seem to go away. I think it’s time this one … Continue reading

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Personnel Infrastructure

  We are drawn to the big events, the headline news or the hot item for debate. But I believe our lives are defined not by the drama, but the mundane small details that make up our lives. Like the … Continue reading

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Hard Work

  This can feel like hard work. The days are long and sitting and listening does take effort. I must constantly exercise judgment.  I have known hard work in my life; these are long hours and the work is hard … Continue reading

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Playing the Game

  I got to watch the Moscow Girls basketball team compete down here in the state tournament this last Friday night. There were lots of parents down here for the event and a couple even came by my basement office. … Continue reading

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Electrical Code

  I am continually amazed at what state government gets involved in. Last year it was the Plumbing Code that became a big fight. This year we had electricians. In Commerce and Human Resources Committee this year we had the … Continue reading

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Words

We get visitors to the state house daily lobbying on behalf of their issues. Yesterday I met with three guys in a motorcycle group. They were opposed to proposed legislation restricting cell phone use or texting while driving. I asked, … Continue reading

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Bloodlines

    My wife found this picture of my great uncle Aaron King Taber in a trunk. The words on the back talk about a defection from a family of Republicans to the Democratic side. There is reference to “the … Continue reading

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Culture 1.0

  Chairmen of committees have a lot of power. They are appointed by the majority party. At the end of our Tuesday morning Agricultural Affairs Committee meeting the chairman announced he would be bringing a rule before us for consideration … Continue reading

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