Policies and PoliticsDecember 31st, 2007 by Steven Gardner
As of this writing we’re mere hours away from the new year, which means policies adopted or made clear by election go into play at midnight.
The Kitsap Regional Library system cuts 44 hours per week systemwide in 2008 and makes other changes, in large part because voters denied a request for more money.
The story has been up on our site for three hours and already there are raging arguments about the system and about taxes.
“Anti_BUMMERTOWN_Group” bravely proclaims:
Hello? It’s called the INTERNET! Libraries are a dinosaur! Just let them die. They are now officially a waste of taxpayer dollars.
“michael” offered a lengthy retort, which included:
Take a look at http://www.krl.org and click on “Electronic Resources on the right side and just take a look at the vast amount of resources you have access to with a library card.
I, for one, will report that just this morning I used the very resource “michael” referred to. As evidence I offer the New York Times quote in the As Iowa Nears post.
Additionally, texting and driving can result in a $124 fine in 2008.
Minimum wage will be $8.07.