* Kurt Erickson has a response for those who are upset at the General Assembly for doing next to nothing last week…
If you are a state retiree, the lack of action on pensions is a good thing. It means you will continue getting your current pension benefits.
If you are opposed to gay marriage or Emanuel’s tougher gun laws, the so-called “do-nothing state legislature” is perfectly OK. Gay marriage is still not legal. The controversial weapons law is not in effect.
The concept of gridlock, in other words, depends on your perspective.