What happened to economic development?
OK, so it’s the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The state is broke. Lawmakers must focus on balancing the budget. But can we all walk and chew gum at the same time? As we confront budget problems, shouldn’t we be talking about economic development policy, too? But when is the last time anyone in either party has even mentioned the topic, let alone come up with an idea to help create jobs?