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Taxes, some spending cuts in state budget

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Millions of dollars in union-paid ads, an influential left wing of the Democratic Party and the loss of Republican control of the state Senate contributed to an overhaul of Reagan-era income tax brackets under a 2009-10 budget totaling $131.8 billion to be adopted Tuesday. The budget is $10.5 billion more than the current budget, or about 8.7 percent at a time with minimal inflation. Most of that, however, is use of $7.2 billion in federal ...

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March 30, 2009
11:47 a.m.

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What you have to understand is the 170 million in member items that remained untouched,but the elimination of the star rebate program is eliminated, the special interests get their $$$$$$ and programs are slashed, The process utilized is undemocratic, Just 3 days to review, no time to offer changes, so how critical is an on time budget, how about one that is reviewed on time, with changes made on time and a budget that is more than three men in a room. How secretative must it be???
who beyond these three individuals really have input as elected officials. The one term governeur will not win election because he has shown it is not capable of this Office.