Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mending fences before she leaves??

Governor Napolitano, in what may be her last official act as Arizona Governor, has called a special lame duck session to address what she now admits is a $1.2 Billion hole in the budget.  

This isn't just a blip on the radar and it will be very interesting to watch how those legislators who are cleaning out their offices this week react.  Will they hold their allegiances now that there are few political ramifications?  

Contrary to what's being said, Janet's change of direction on the special session seems to be political given the fact that a few of her original budget supporters will not be back in January to be on her side.  The fact that she might not be here in January I'm sure also weighed heavily on her decision.  This somewhat frees her from the black cloud of massive budget shortfalls or the perception that she's leaving the state and the new legislature high and dry for greener pastures.  

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