We’re less than a month away from the new legislature meeting. It’s going to be less liberal than we thought on election night, but still pretty solid Democratic majorities.
So, what should we push for?
I think it’s going to be COVID-19 related. We are going to have to figure out how to make sure that there isn’t an eviction crisis once the moratorium is lifted. That probably means at a minimum making sure that unemployment stays funded no matter what the Federal government does.
It would also be nice if we could figure out ways to not blow up the budget. Generally, the more progressive the taxation, the better. I can understand if legislators don’t want a fight over the income tax to delay getting the money. But I hope funding wouldn’t just be more sales or sin taxes.
And please wash your hands right now.