Friday, June 13, 2014

Budget leaks become a flood

As we approach the June 15th deadline for the legislature to pass a state budget, the drip-drip of leaks about the negotiations between the governor and Democratic leaders (the GOP is cut out of deal making), is becoming a flood.

Sadly, what is coming out of that flood deals with high-speed rail, social programs especially home care aides, fixing up the governor's mansion, and fees on railroad oil cars.*  So far, no substantive leak on the higher ed budget, i.e., whether it exceeds the governor's proposal, has appeared.  [An earlier post noted a brief mention of higher ed, but without any details.]

The only good news is that there are only a couple more days before we find out. 


The bad news is that the last flood caused a lot of problems:

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