Virgil Swing, a former editor for the Duluth News Tribune and new columnist for the Duluth Budgeteer, has a very worthwhile column in this weekend’s Budgeteer:
“Some Red Plan supporters say critics are only a loud minority and the “silent majority” favors it.
There’s a foolproof way to test that theory. It’s called an election. The board should schedule one quickly. Then, when voters shoot down the $293 million plan, officials can look at more sensible solutions. There are already some floating around.”