DEQ lists 164 "stakeholders" to develop a "Clean Energy Plan." They identify "key stakeholders" as those "with a vested interest in clean energy." OK, so who cares for affordable, reliable, efficient electricity?
Some findings are persistent, and this is one of those persistent findings, unfortunately. Counties with high poverty, unemployment, and property tax rates also tend to have high lottery sales per adult.
Esse Quam Videri. To be rather than to seem. That's our motto. It means we prize being genuine, not fake; doing the job, not acting the part; striving for the truth, not being satisfied with looking like we have all the answers.
It is easy to tell a pollster you favor something when its costs and benefits are both hypothetical. It's a different thing altogether when the benefits are still speculative, while costs are more immediate.
Being able to petition the board “at any time” is a particularly strong reform. For people whose conviction record would disqualify them from the license no matter what, being able to find out beforehand would save them a great deal of time and money, let alone heartbreak.