BILL CRAWFORD: Leaders to frame government for the New Year

Early in the new legislative session, the vote on whether or not to seat Representative Bo Eaton may suggest how many of our Republican legislators fit the jungle frame. Eaton is the incumbent Democrat who drew the long straw to win over Republican challenger Mark Tullos after the two tied in the general election.

Many see all government decisions as jungle stuff – power games. Power games are real, often spurred on by lobbyists, and do have impact. But, lasting solutions seldom result from crushing the opposition.

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