Larry Carson writes a great piece on County Executive Ulman and the 30 year redevelopment plan. Frequent readers know that I am normally critical of Larry and his creative adjectives in "news" stories, but I think Sunday's piece (normally Saturday, but I didn't get mine until today) addresses the core issues and shows that Ulman used to be one of those concerned about the infrastructure burden. That was when Charlie Brown was kicking the can down the road. Now that Matt Stover is kicking the can down the road and Ulman can shade his eyes and look into the distance, things will clearly be just fine.
Ronald Reagan once promised to abolish the Department (*edit -- thanks James) of Education. This was reconfirmed as a GOP party plank in 1996. The argument was that the federal government did not need to involve itself with what had previously been a sovereign power of the state. Well as nationwide standardization has spread, our Nation's quality of education has fallen back in the ranks. Nonetheless, our Governor wants to link up even closer with the feds by lining up state policy with Federal funds. I guess the teacher's union doesn't have the bite it used to?