This is a fascinating article comparing the state of democracy in Massachusetts vs. Minnesota. It turns out in our 2008 statewide election, just 17% of House races were contested -- the lowest rate in the nation. That is just not good for democracy nor accountability - fiscal or otherwise.
 


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Terry
06/01/2010 20:04

Well this explains the corruption on Beacon Hill.

06/02/2010 04:36

I say start now with a proposition on MA ballot that would require all politicians, everyone who is elected, every representative, to term limits. I say one term, 6 years in office, would eliminate special interest groups, only the truly dedicated people would run knowing there job would end in 6 years. If it is good enough for the president than it is definitely good for all politicians.


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