Thursday, August 30, 2007

Train Wreck Coming in 30 Days

In 30 days the budget year expires and a new one begins. The State Constitution mandates a balanced budget by October 1st. The House has passed spending bills worth $2 BILLION more than projected revenue. We are well behind schedule to get the budget balanced by October.

In spite of all that, guess what is the sum total of all the legislation this House of Representatives passed all week long: A bill (SB 624) to declare January 15, 2008 as Presidential Primary Election Day.

That's it. One solitary bill.

I should point out that the best intentions of any Republican, and for that matter, many Democrats do not matter. It is the Speaker of the House and the Majority Floor Leader, (both Democrats in this Dem majority House) who decide what bills will be voted on and when.

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