Legislative Commentary: March 28, 2019
Last updated 3/28/2019 at 9:33am
This week brought some happy news for those in the Legislature who like to spend, spend, spend. The year’s first state revenue forecast, released Wednesday, basically predicts there should be another $860 million available for the next state budget, on top of the billions that were already waiting when this year’s session began.
I’m encouraged by the revenue forecast for a different reason: because there already was plenty of revenue to pay for existing programs and services, and improve on priorities like special education and mental-health treatment, we now have hundre...