While perusing the news early this morning I came across several articles related to reforms pending or proposed in two key states. One such article was discussing potential reforms in a state dominated by a Republican governor and legislature; another was discussing a state with a Republican Governor but a legislature permanently controlled by Democrats. The former article was largely focused on the efforts of the state Chamber of Commerce to protect their members. The latter article was written by a Democrat Representative of the State House. Despite these seemingly opposite political positions, the two articles sounded very much the same. Neither represented any imaginative approach to fixing the issues related to their specific systems. Quite honestly, they both could have been written about any state at any point over the last 30 years.
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