This past January, I was proud to give testimony in Augusta on LD 20, a bill to give thanks and recognize the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans. The day was to be March 29, commemorating the end of the war and at no taxpayer expense.
Prior to the afternoon testimony, I had to endure the whoopie pie state dessert proposal. All committee members were in attendance for that bill.
In the afternoon Chairman David Cotta, R-Albion, was not present to hear our heartfelt, emotional testimony. It appeared the bill, proposed by Rep. Sheryl Briggs, D-Mexico, was well on its way.
Without hearing our testimony, Rep. Cotta is now attempting to kill the bill.
Is this how Augusta does business?
If you form your opinion before being asked to be a juror, aren't you dismissed?
If you choose not to listen to testimony, should you be able to render a decision?
Is this how Augusta works?
God help us.
Al Pelletier, Norway