cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
There are 100,000 people who have coverage under the Basic Health Plan in Washington State. The director of that program has been directed to cut that enrollment by 36,000 people. Why is that necessary? It seems the State of Washington has a budget problem and needs to cut this program's funding nearly 50%.
Have you ever been confronted by that question from a parent or a teacher or a boss or a spouse or a friend? It usually suggests that you have done something utterly stupid, or indefensible, or in terribly bad taste, or all of the above.
There was an overnight massacre in Madison last evening. The Joint Finance Committee met behind closed doors discussing, and passing, the majority of items that hadn't yet been discussed by the committee.
Part of the budget bill is a requirement that police departments maintain a database of information concerning the race of drivers who are stopped for violations. That information would apparently be maintained at the state level. It is obvious that this is aimed at the issue of "racial profiling" by law enforcement agencies.