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The politics of Obamacare

Next month begins open enrollment for health insurance, so it’s as good a time as any to reflect on the first year of Obamacare and all the election-year bickering over whether it’s helped or hurt us.

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How should the county balance its budget? A primer for this week’s poll

After a series of budget workshops, the county has narrowed its budget deficit to about $1.1 million, but that includes a 14 percent property tax increase and 3 percent raises for employees. Now, with more meetings scheduled in the weeks ahead, everyone agrees county commissioners are facing some tough choices regarding how to close the gap that stood at $1.8 million before the proposed tax increase. Read More »

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