Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dems answer to budget shortfall? INCREASE spending

Yes, folks, it's true. Today the House Appropriations committee passed a "supplemental spending bill" (HB 4492) to address the spending shortfall in this year's budget. Oddly, the bill (as reported by MIRS) actually increases spending for this year by $69.5 million! Included in the bill is "the intent of the Legislature to restore funding for the Healthy Michigan Fund and arts grants in the 2007-2008 fiscal year."

If that isn't bad enough, the bill is tie-barred to HB 4500, which will raise your income tax from 3.9% to 4.6%. I hope you are ready to pay your fair share of taxes...

To learn more abut these bills go to

Stay tuned for up-to-the-minute reports from the house floor as time permits...

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