Most recently our County Board announced that the courthouse needs $7 million in repairs and renovation, money we don’t have. In a story published Sept. 25, 2013, in the Register-News County Board Chairman White gave financial options: “Do nothing; use the current public safety tax; cut all of the deputies; offer a property tax referendum, or offer a sales tax referendum.” No mention of finding a way to do more with less, something small business people do just to survive.
Mr. Malpass is right. Government suffers from a leadership deficit. We can’t do much about it in Washington or Springfield, but we can make a difference here at home — if we get involved.