’T is the season for Christmas trees, so an item the Carson City Board of Supervisors will again take up six days before Christmas seems well-timed. We’ll delve into details soon, but first let’s become history buffs to explain the reference to yuletide trees. Back in 1956, according to Time magazine, a United States senator from New Mexico observed that a legislative initiative could be decorated with enough ornaments to lighten the load between introduction and passage. The legislation in question back then was a farm bill laden with amendments smelling of pork and the like. “This bill gets more …
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