Tim Sheldon, one of our local state Senators, recently voted to move an important bill out of committee “on reducing carbon pollution by moving to a clean energy economy.”
This surprised a lot of people, including me. Sen. Sheldon, a Democrat, has caucused with the Republicans for a number of years, and none of them voted to move the bill forward. (That didn’t surprise anybody.)
Sheldon said he expected to “get a lot of criticism” for the vote. I think he should get a lot of support for it. We need more continuing discussion, negotiating, and compromising in the Legislature and less partisan party-line deadlock about important issues like this that affect all of us, and that we really need to solve.