Most people want to see that the potholes are filled, the snow is plowed, and that the police and firemen are there when needed. That’s how most decide who to vote for – its the stuff they see. To us, however, philosophy counts as well – for that leads to the next “upward” step of what government should do or be doing. In the discussion with Andy, it was also in terms of “is it working and are the right things being done in the right way”? At this point, the interview started to be “different” than our normal interviews, so it was a lot of fun to do!
Proper Role of Government: should it be -Conservative/Libertarian vs Progressive ideal – which is right? Reforming what State agencies are tasked to do and how to do it?
- Question 1: Why are you running again? Didn’t you have enough of the slings and arrows thrown against you as a State Senator?
- Question 2: Where did the idea of using scooters for door-to-door campaigning; why not Segways?
- Question 3: RGGI. What happened and why RGGI didn’t get deep sixed?
- Question 4: Administratively imposed taxes: RGGI-a broad based tax set out by out of State bureacrats. JLCAR – the ability for Executive Branch to install taxes (fees, fines) independent of Legislature – get rid of that practice?