How can anyone in the state government claim to be fiscally responsible? They are fiscally responsible for making a mess of the states finances, that is for sure. They make taxes then steal them to use them in ways that they were not meant to be, as with the tax on cigarettes.
I don’t even smoke and that irks me. If the tax money is not going to be used for the reason it was collected, give it back and then revoke that tax. That money was to be used for the health care of individuals in the state, specifically the smokers.
Secondly, how about the education budget? I do not believe the money the state gets for education is meant to offset money that the state has budgeted for education like our state government does.
Come on. You cut teachers’ salary and benefits then take back money that is for the schools because the federal government distributed funds to the states for education? That is not the right thing to do, by no stretch of the imagination.
Everyone in state government should be ashamed and resign. There must be someone in the state that would stand up for the people of the state. There surely is no one presently doing such. Start with the governor. Resign today. Any other person who steals money gets to go to jail. The governing bodies of our government should not get special treatment.