Editorial: Taking one last review of our 2019 agenda

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For our last editorial of the year we take one last review of our 2019 agenda, an agenda that combined some issues we’ve put on pervious agendas in the hope that a new political of civic environment might lend itself to action, as well as issues newly relevant to these times. Results were mixed.

We tried again with both corrections and political reforms. While not as sweeping as we would like the Evers administration made significant changes in corrections policy. But while there is growing public demand for redistricting changes our elected officials showed no interest in making elections more honest and fair. And Republicans continued to emphasize power and money over ethics and responsibility.

We found many instances of non-governmental approaches to problem solving with the rest of us avoiding politics in order to be in the solutions business. And thanks to efforts like the Local Voices Network there’s renewed interest in listening to each other. Thanks to all of you for engaging with our agenda in 2019. And Happy New Year.