Dems, rank-and-file lawmakers said programs for state’s vulnerable are casualties of budget war as senators called for rules change to amass more power
The clock ticked down to midnight, with several matters still to resolve, forcing the bleary-eyed Legislature to clock back in for a wee-hours conclusion early on Feb. 28.
New governor flexes muscle in confrontation over infringement of executive power; vetoes 14 items in 2019 supplemental budget.
Frustrated by the speaker’s refusal to consider wind tax bills, a citizens’ group will try to put an initiative before voters in 2020 to raise the tax.
Opinionby Two-year budgeting made a lot of sense in the pioneer days but the volatility of modern revenues, and the reliance on supplemental budgets beg the question.