Tuesday, February 21, 2012

House Democrat budget relies on $405 million gimmick

The prospects of avoiding a 2012 Special Session to balance the budget will likely hinge on the Senate's appetite for budget gimmicks or the House's willingness to back down from its proposal to kick $405 million of K-12 school payments down the road into the next budget. Unlike their Republican counterpart's budget proposal, House Democrats today released a plan that pencils out in the short-term because an "Accounting gimmick is biggest part of state House budget moves" as noted by the Seattle Times . . . READ MORE


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