Here’s an example of Alaska legislators actually working together to solve a problem:

It’s easy to be disgruntled over the Legislature’s paralysis in solving some serious problems, case number one being a plan to chart a way out of the morass of our state finances. It seems like the institutions of democracy are breaking down all over, including nationwide. But then something happens that restores your faith.

State Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, introduced [House Bill 312]… and not only does it have a list of 10 bipartisan House co-sponsors, split about evenly among parties, but it is speeding through the Legislature at lightning speed compared with the pace of most bills.

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