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For Friday: Stimulus package, state budget

Post by Kim Bradford on Feb. 12, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
February 12, 2009 2:36 pm

It’s not a good sign that as the $789 federal stimulus package heads for fast-tracked approval, most major news organizations – and probably most members of Congress – are still trying to figure out what’s in it.

The state Legislature, which has yet to pass a single spending cut, is either in denial about the size of the budget problem or hoping that the situation gets so dire that new taxes are an easier sell.

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