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Monday, April 27, 2009

The legislative session officially ended yesterday. State lawmakers settled on an all-cuts budget that will cut $4 billion out of state investments in education, health care, community infrastructure, and economic security.

Using data from the Budget & Policy Center, Gary Crooks from the Spokesman-Review’s editorial board wrote a nice piece pointing out some of the core problems with our state’s fiscal structure. He also called for action, stating:

They better get started, because the amounts raised by the current taxes clearly do not match the needs of the state. And as Dr. Phil might ask lawmakers, “How’s that workin’ for ya?”

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