Get That Board a Rubber Stamp
This is curious:
A state advisory board on Monday opted not to vote on a potentially controversial plan to overhaul the state’s unemployment law.
Thus, the matter will be left to legislators and Governor Carcieri to decide without benefit of the board’s recommendation. …
The reversal came after [Chairman William] McGowan acknowledged having heard from a number of small businesses that were opposed to the tax aspects of the plan, and after it emerged that at least two of the board’s members were prepared to vote against the plan.
I could be wrong, but it sounds to me like it’s a bad plan, given the economy, and the board members weren’t going to give the lawmakers the political cover that they wanted, so they canceled the vote.