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Another election on the books

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webmaster | 06/09/12

The primary election is over and with it goes the annoying campaign commercials on television. Too soon the airwaves will be polluted with new commercials for the presidential and other elections.

I’m glad the ballot measure for a new cigarette tax appears to be failing. Not to aggravate our local winemakers, but I don’t understand why alcohol isn’t taxed more. Big liquor must have better lobbyists than big tobacco.

I spent election night at the clerk’s office working for the Associated Press. It’s good to know the AP cares enough about Madera County to station someone there to report on how our county voted. Sometimes it feels like Madera gets ignored in the great grand scheme of things.

Congratulations to the candidates who were successful Tuesday in their bids for public office. A run-off for the District 3 Supervisor seat is necessary. The final slate for that race is not yet official...


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