Monday, March 30, 2009

Roundup of the current budget situtaion

Mary Jo Pitzl had a good article in the Republic this weekend. In summary, we've got a major problem. $3 Billion large.
She puts it in perspective by saying the following.
If you cut out all general-fund money sent to the state university system, essentially shutting it down; eliminate the state prison system; close the state parks; stop state funding to the arts and welfare services; and get rid of the Commerce Department, you still wouldn't close the gap.
The House Dem's released their budget options today and in my opinion it's a short term solution that still doesn't even solve the problem we currently face. The Republican's are still $500M short.

Looks like Brewer may be the only one looking at the now, and the future.