The new stay-at-home order must be accompanied by greater disclosure from government and more responsibility from all of us.
Sharing more detailed data with the public, improving communications and providing more oversight of the state’s coronavirus response are long overdue.
The public needs to have complete confidence that city business, including the virus response, is being handled with absolute integrity.
After nearly five months of the pandemic, Gov. David Ige and his top health officials have yet to articulate an effective response strategy that gets the public behind them.
For too many years, lawmakers have turned aside efforts to allow public scrutiny of police misconduct. Now outrage over abuse of power should outweigh any pushback by the police union.
If the economy tanks further, it will be necessary to cut salaries, implement furloughs, skip pay raises and reduce payments to health plans and pensions.
Other governments and agencies are meeting using technology. Our lawmakers should too. There is just too much pressing business that demands attention.