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Working toward that elusive balanced budget


Last updated 5/6/2020 at 12:53pm

The Legislative and Governor's budget gurus (we do have separate budget staff – it's that whole check and balance thing) have been crunching numbers for weeks. Actually, months, but the closer we get to the May 12 budget forecast, the closer we are to knowing our target number. The Joint Budget Committee is meeting now and will be presenting their work when we return on the 18th. Then the fireworks begin with the other 91 legislators weighing in.

From this year's budget it looks like we need to cut $800,000 or so, and this fiscal year is over June 30. That's more than $100,000 a week. Pro...

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