Try to follow the arguments of this logic where editors champion tax cuts and later complain about the standstill budget and funding priorities for other agencies. With over $560M in tax cuts this year and projections totalling $2B in the near future, the leaders of our state had money to allocate to a variety of state agencies.
Here are a couple of excerpts from the above mentioned editorial:
"The state has not made nursing homes a priority; this year's standstill budget ensures continued below-cost reimbursement rates and an inadequate number of inspectors....
We will toast the day when care of the elderly brews up as much discussion among lawmakers and the public as do education and child welfare."