Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dems blowing holes in the budget

The DLEG budget (HB5809), Department of Labor and Economic Growth is increasing by almost 6%, but in discretionary general fund dollars, it is going up by more than double (106%)! Republicans offered amendments for transparency and denial of housing to illegal immigrants. These amendments passed overwhelmingly. But Dem leadership did not want transparency, so they turned the entire bill down and introduced a substitute bill at the last minute that stripped out the common sense amendments...and passed the bill.

There is no money to pay for the increases the Dems are calling for.

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