Napolitano has signed HB2677 which prevents Arizona from joining the national Real ID program. The governor cited the $4 billion cost to implement the program.
Its a brief showing of frugality in an otherwise tense situation in a significant economic downturn. What about our current billion dollar budget deficit? Where is the frugality there?
Yesterday, she launched a release discussing the economic crunch and her new awareness program. Apparently, it makes a lot of sense to spend money in the midst of the economic downturn to tell people that there is a downturn.
Shouldn't the government be spending less money in this time as well?