Friday, May 25, 2007

House moves a "budget cut"

Finally, after waiting 9 hours, the Dems put a bill on the floor for a vote. It essentially resolves the "hole" in this year's budget, except for school aid funding. We are assuming that we will find a way to keep school funding whole, but they have decided to wait until next week to address that. Granted, much of what we are voting on is "gimmicks" and delayed payments, but it is progress. The good news is, the Dems tried all week to get us to vote for a tax increase, and they were unable to do so. The 2007 budget will be balanced WITHOUT A TAX INCREASE.

If you want to read up on the details, (and there are a lot of them) go to www.michiganvotes.org and punch in SB436. You should be able to find the House or Senate fiscal analysis of the bill.

4 comments:

midway said...

This deal stinks where is the reform.
It's time for a part time legislature.

midway said...

This deal stinks where is the reform.
It's time for a part time legislature

E said...

Funny that no one is placing any blame on Bishop for hold back the process. This so call "fix" just screws us tomorrow...but he it was a win for Bishop! Yay!

Anonymous said...

Blame Bishop? Why? He made a simple pledge, to finalize 2007 without raising taxes. He claims he had agreements from the dems to do that and they keep balking. Why is it his fault, e?