By Jay Fidell
Wow! Civil union passed in the first six weeks of the session.
Unhesitating they were, with clarity, speed and determination. With all the debate and controversy, it was almost incredible. One thing for sure - this means that when it wants, the legislature can do things really quickly, with resolution, daring and leadership. For me, it was remarkable and encouraging.
So the big question - why can’t they do this for tech and clean energy, for capital formation and the diversification of our economy? These things are also critically important to our quality of life and the future of our islands, and many people are equally passionate about seeing them converted to action.
In short, what we need to have is the same focus and alacrity on initiatives relating to our state economy. Whatever remarkable thing happened here, we need to do it again, and regularly.