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Local Dems wait for money

As a follow to my previous post, we reported Saturday that Reps. Mike Hanna and Scott Conklin didn't take their pay before state workers, as other House Dems.

They waited, they said.

That's big of them, but the public relations damage is done for the grab and spend House Dems.


Call us cynical, but here was another case where the rank-and-file -- Hanna, Conklin and like-minded others -- couldn't stop leaders from pushing for the money immediately upon passage of the stopgap budget.

So they all suffer.

These guys may be quite surprised when they talk to voters after all of this. People are not happy over this budget debacle, and the way they show that is with votes.