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Coming Tuesday: Lawmakers’ taste for secrecy, Roach’s one tantrum too many

Post by Kim Bradford on Feb. 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm with No Comments »
February 1, 2010 3:09 pm

Here are the editorials we’re writing for tomorrow:

A common thread among several attempts to reform government and public schools this year is a sense that such efforts would work only if allowed to operate in the dark. Nothing could be further from the truth.

State Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, is legendary in the Legislature – but not in a good way. Just about anyone who has worked with or for her there over the years has anecdotes about her tantrums or examples of verbal abuse. There’s even a name for it: being “Roached.” Her behavior has gotten her into hot water with her Republican colleagues several times in the past, but nothing like what happened last week when she was ejected from her party’s caucus.

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