Yesterday I gave the Profiles in Courage Award to three of the supporters of HB 2447. That's the bill that would remove the Public Notice tax that is paid by small businesses directly to Newspapers. Committee members voted HB 2447 out of Committee yesterday and I want to give a special shout out to two Committee members for whom the vote was especially difficult.
Rep. Ackerley is a Republican who was elected in a Democratic district and appears to have learned a valuable lesson early. Republicans in Democratic districts are tempted to vote like Democrats. The problem is that in the next election, the Democrats still vote for the Democratic candidate and the Republicans....stay home.
As for Jonathan Larkin....well, I don't know what's up with him. Maybe he's just a really smart guy. I'll go with that.
As for the "no" vote from my friend Lela Alston--who I served with in the 1990s. Well, everyone loves Lela, so she get's a pass on this one.