Merry Christmas! I hope you and your loved ones will have the best of holidays, with plenty of love, gratitude and peace. Hopefully you can enjoy your family, some good food and remember the reason for the season. Please also take a moment to remember those who are less fortunate.
The legislative session starts next month. The governor recently released his budget proposals. From my prospective there is again too much reliance on new taxes and increased spending proposals.
There is some good news. Thanks to the leadership of the President, some fantastic researchers, dedicated scientist and Operation Warp Speed, COVID-19 vaccines are now being made available. This is an incredible scientific and public-health achievement and is a sign of hope for the new year.
At the same time, there are concerns that the vaccine availability could possibly lead to discrimination against those who are unable or unwilling to take it. To protect individual conscience rights, legislation has already been drafted to prevent possible discrimination in this area.