No one deserves retirement more than the hard-working State Senator Edith Prague. In the wake of her announcement that she will not be seeking re-election, I could not help but remember an interview I did with her nearly 10 years ago, one of the favorites in my career. I loved her candor and her straight-shooting style when it came to politics and people as the state wrestled with budgets and personalities in that session, too.
” It’s her craggy voice, tinged with a sophisticated Boston Yankee accent, that is Sen. Edith Prague’s most distinctive trait. Outspoken, blunt, mincing no words and sparing no feelings, she cuts to the chase on matters large and small.
Last week, it was the budget.
While others debated the pros and cons of various tax strategies, the 77-year-old Prague, D-Columbia, was typically pithy.
“Tax millionaires like Tomasso,” she said, personalizing an issue that has divided many legislators. She was referring to the family that owns the New Britain construction company under investigation as part of a state bid-rigging probe.
“Get those unions to give up some of the ridiculous, unrealistic health benefits they have,” she added, weighing in on one of the most inflammatory pieces of the budget debate in years.”
She served her constituents well, for sure. Wishing her well for many years to come.
For the rest of the interview go to: http://bit.ly/JjeEd8
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