Thursday, April 19, 2012
Yes, Sometimes the System Works
The State Senator from my district is on the Appropriations Committee, that is, they write the state budget. She was approached about a proposed spaceport to be located East of Denver. The deal will cost the taxpayers zilch. One problem, state liability laws. Change the law so those riding on the craft assume their own personal liability. Her response, to paraphrase, “If they want to get in a rocket, ok, then they should assume their personal liability”.
She, and her counterpart in the House, got the law changed, and today the governor signed it into law at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.
Heard the trial lawyers weren’t fans.
Will it bring jobs to Colorado? Who knows. The project is at least five years out.
For all we complain about politicians, we should also recognize them for good work.