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 and punch in SB436. You should be able to find the House or Senate fiscal analysis of the bill.

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