Numbers show the true state priorities

As the new Republican majority claimed victory by passing the Children’s Protection Act with ease in the House, it’s clear that even more fundamental – and more politically difficult -challenges loom down the public policy road.

The numbers make it plain that improving public education, accelerating economic development and implementing wise management of the state’s responsibilities for health care and other assistance to the poor are the issues in which voters are looking to the GOP for success where Democrats often failed. As it was for Democrats, those tasks will prove a vexing riddle.

Sid Salter