Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Do Nothing: A Very Good State Budget Option

Mr. Huebsch has a plan.

A commitment among Republicans to block any tax increases could mean a new two-year budget wouldn't pass the full Legislature, Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch (R-West Salem) said today.

...The current budget ends on June 30. If a new budget isn't in place by then, spending will continue at current levels.

Not that it's exactly a surprise. This has been tossed around for 6 weeks or so.

Forcing the State and the locals to live on last year's generous allocations of money (and preventing DarthDoyle from accelerating the State's slide into bankruptcy) is a valid option--and may be the best one.

Regular people occasionally do with less. The State can do so, too.

1 comment:

The Asian Badger said...

I'll be surprised if that happens. If it does, then Huebsch will show the state that he has some stones, something I don't think he has...but I hope I'm wrong.

If he had real stones, he would send a budget to Pol Pot with spending cuts. But a long journey begins with a single step.