Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 | 2:02 a.m.
In light of the terrible tragedy in Newton, Conn., I find it hard to understand why Commissioners Chris Giunchigliani and Steve Sisolak would vote against Sheriff Doug Gillespie’s request for an increase of a quarter-cent in sales tax to pay for more police officers. What this would mean is that on a $100 buy, purchasers would pay a quarter — 25 cents more over the current sales tax. Many, if not most people, oppose such an increase. But I always thought we elected our political leaders to make difficult decisions on such matters, and considering the paltry amounts involved, I guess these two commissioners didn’t get that message.