Friday, May 29, 2009

Brewer to Release Budget Details

An AP story is saying Governor Brewer is ready to present her own budget plan sometime next week. There is only a month left before the 2010 fiscal year begins which means the days are numbers to work something out and have everyone barter for their pet projects.

It will be interesting to see who steps up to back the different plans and if the Governors budget has the votes to make it. Right now, the current Republican budgets from the House and Senate are short and the Democrats budget announced yesterday is basically being ignored.

Anytime you refer to a Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment, you get the quote of the day.

"I cannot let the state go out and commit hara-kiri, and I won't let that happen" Brewer said Friday.


Thane Eichenauer said...

More theatrics to avoid what needs to happen (reducing government spending).

The budget will either be passed or not. It seems to me as though Arizona government spending will be reduced (because it should be). Those who favor ever increasing government spending will be asked to identify what is most important spending to maintin and what can be cut and their default answer of "everything" (which is a non-answer) will allow the Republicans in the legislature to continue to slice 1% and 2% off the top until they can present a budget that doesn't spend more than it takes in.

AZ Blogger said...

According to Brewer's plan, she's looking for a billion dollars in cuts. Is there more that you can cut and actually have the votes to pass it?

Thane Eichenauer said...

There are millions spent every year by the Arizona state government to arrest, try and imprison people for prostitution and drug offenses. If the legislature legalized prostitution and drugs then they should shave millions off the Department of Corrections budget.