Car Tax Is Wrong Battle For Regional Reformers

MORE Commission: Legislators should focus on streamlining government

Editorial, The Hartford Courant | Sept 13, 2013

Grand plans sometimes stumble on secondary issues. We hope this doesn’t happen to the MORE Commission.

The MORE Commission (for Municipal Opportunities & Regional Entities) is attempting to make the state and its towns run more efficiently and less expensively though regional cooperation and other measures. It’s off to a good start.

The commission was created as a Democratic legislative effort three years ago under the chairmanship of then-House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey. It produced a number of useful measures, including a popular shared services grant program. Mr. Sharkey, now House speaker, brought back the commission this year as a bipartisan, bicameral effort. Full story…

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