Friday, January 23, 2009
Republican Leadership Plans FY09 Budget Next Week
Word just went out down here at the capitol that President Burns would like to get the "fix" for fiscal year '09 out of the Senate by next Thursday. This despite the fact that no one has seen even an inkling of a document that outlines an agreement or heard a whisper that bills are being prepared. All committees for next week have been cancelled, and the Senate will convene at 1 p.m. on Monday. Are there 16 votes for this phantom budget? Or perhaps Senate Republican Leadership is hoping that their members will fall in line over the course of the week. Let the arm twisting begin!