After leaving a brief comment on Spaces and Places this morning. Bill Wolfe has posted a more complete response to John Weingart's Highlands Opinion piece. But I cannot find Weingart's piece; I don't know whether it got pulled back, or if the links have gone bad or what.
The point is, the Highlands Council has moved the plan to the Governor and the decision is in his hands. Multiple groups oppose the plan from both sides, but the politically conceived Council - designed in theory to try to find some larger common ground - reached a point of compromise leading to a 9-5 vote. I will probably have to stop noting the opinions that will keep flying about this, but a central question is going to be whether a flawed plan is better than nothing and maybe even whether this plan helps or hurts Corzine as he looks ahead to the 2009 reelection campaign.