Why can’t politicians do what is necessary rather than putting off the hard decisions for the next person or into the next year? The federal government can’t deal with a growing deficit. It can’t raise taxes or reduce spending in an election year. Leave that for next year.
The state Legislature wants to either not make a pension payment or move spending from this year into next year to “balance the budget.” So we start with a deficit in a biennium that will probably still be running a deficit.
The City of Tacoma has a huge budget shortfall. Nobody wants …