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Column: Lets have good government in the new year
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We can all afford to better ourselves in some way, and this time each year many us resolve to do so -- whether it’s adopting a healthier lifestyle, working a little harder toward a goal, or learning a new skill. And for those of us in public office, this season of resolutions is an opportunity to reflect on our own service and consider ways we can do better. So as I do each New Year, I’ve taken it upon myself to offer a few goals I believe everyone in public leadership -- elected officials, agency heads, bureaucrats, and members of various public boards and commissions -- would do well to commit: Take it easy on the taxpayers.