I was just informed by my electrician that the state Legislature closed down the Department of Labor & Industries Friday to save money. This means that no electrical inspections were done that day, which will slow down work on countless job sites across the state, including my own.
Our leaders are directly hampering the economic recovery while claiming to try to help it.
Local jurisdictions are taking from five to 10 weeks to issue building permits that formerly took two to three weeks to get approved because of staff reductions. These type of delays keep good, honest, hard-working men and women from being able to put food on their tables, buy new cars and pay their mortgages.
Our leaders need to get a clue.