Friday, December 26, 2008

Oklahoma's Budget Shortfall

Arnold Hamilton of the Oklahoma Observer addresses the state's budget crisis and gives a differing opinion than the state's largest newspaper:

Budget Blues

The numbers are worse than we thought: State lawmakers will have $309.6 million less to spend next year than they had last spring.

Government-haters will no doubt be cheering. But those who care about improving roads and education or caring for the mentally ill and poor – just to cite a few key areas – will be disheartened.

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