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Johnny Olszewski Jr.

Increased spending requirements and poor relationships have some county leaders calling for more transparency how tax dollars are spent.

Several stakeholders have begun openly wondering if the state needs uniform standards on where and how to build renewable energy installations.

A decades old system for providing state aid to local projects could be overhauled by a blue ribbon commission.

Just as there is value to any mass gathering of professionals in a specific field, there is something affirming, uplifting and informational in a mass gathering of the political clan.

It’s partly about the policy tutorials and partly about the schmoozing — the essence of government and governing.