Corporate income tax would have helped fund public schools, but many state senators decided their own reelection campaigns were more important.
Lawmakers balanced the budget on the backs of the poor, yet again, by failing to fund an emergency food pantry measure and the Tax Refund for the Elderly and Disabled program.
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.
After killing efforts to broaden the tax base, lawmakers go back to the well — literally — and try to revive the ailing fossil fuel industry