Monday, February 16, 2009

It Could Be Worse....

....we could be California:

Since the fall, when lawmakers began trying to attack the gaps in the $143 billion budget that their earlier plan had not addressed, the state has fallen into deeper financial straits, with more bad news coming daily from Sacramento. The state, nearly out of cash, has laid off scores of workers and put hundreds more on unpaid furloughs. It has stopped paying counties and issuing income tax refunds and halted thousands of infrastructure projects.

Twenty-thousand layoff notices will go out on Tuesday morning, Matt David, the communications director for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, said Monday night. “In the absence of a budget we need to realize this savings and the process takes six months,” Mr. David said.
God, Vishnu, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster willing, we won't go down that road here in Washington.

1 comment:

Renee said...

Ya'll should keep posting on this issue. See: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009167869_apwaschoolbudgetcuts.html