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An initiative we still can’t afford

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A lot of people would like to write their pet programs into the state budget. They would like the state to pay for what they want, to require what they wish required. Then conveniently, they look away as the Legislature’s budget writers take money from someone else to do it. Of course, most people can’t write laws for their own benefit, unless they happen to have a few million dollars to finance an initiative, collect signatures and see it passed. Businesses have done it. Labor unions have done it. Service Employees International Union, the force behind Initiative 1163, is just the latest.

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