State lawmakers went home last week, calling their efforts to balance the budget a success. They made nearly half a billion dollars in cuts and went home. Fortunately they didn’t make further cuts to long-term care and other vital programs, but their all-cuts approach isn’t a good start to solving the budget problem.
When the come back Jan. 9 they will have a bigger mess that will require more than simply cutting services to solve. They must increase revenue in order to continue funding essential programs for seniors.
When will our lawmakers realize they can’t cut their way out of this hole?