Sarah Barracuda takes a bite out of Alaska budget
The Juneau Empire’s blog is reporting that Gov. Sarah Palin sent the Alaska legislature a supplemental budget request today that slashes general fund spending by $268.6 million and asks for authorization to withdraw some funds from the state’s savings accounts to bring the budget into balance by the end of the fiscal year. The governor has already put a state hiring freeze into effect.
Is Obama preparing to cut the defense budget?
Ace says he saw it on Fox News, but at this hour, there’s nothing about it on the FNC website. The best source Ace could find is the pay-per-view site InsideDefense.com NewsStand, the services of which I haven’t paid to view. But there’s been considerable speculation that Obama will make cuts in defense. In fact, he has promised to do so. If he intends to | Read More »
A tale of two budgets
When things get tough, what kind of budget decisions do governors make? That depends on the governor, his or her governing philosophy and what those philosophies have done for their respective states. In New York state, Gov. David Patterson wants the taxpayers to do the heavy lifting. His proposed $121 Billion budget for the coming year would increase state spending by 1.1 percent ($1.3 Billion) | Read More »