To the editor: Leadership can be really difficult sometimes. Party line votes don’t often result from thoughtful deliberations. Our region has a couple leaders who are facing criticism for standing up for their thoughtful deliberations. Senate Bill 1547 is the result of a ballot initiative. The initiative would have required our state to derive 50 percent of its electrical energy from renewable energy by 2040 and eliminate imported coal generation from our states electric portfolio.February 27, 2016 11:26 a.m. read more..