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Friday, July 06, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - FWJG editorial on "Surplus scrutiny"

The long editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette begins:

The tax credit Indiana taxpayers will receive next year as a result of the state’s $2 billion surplus will be welcome relief for some, but all taxpayers should consider where it came from. The need for some families would be less if painful cuts in services hadn’t been made to create the surplus.

In announcing the budget news this week, Gov. Mitch Daniels couldn’t say how much of the money came from cuts in state agency spending versus growing state revenues. While it’s true that Indiana is seeing economic growth, it’s also a fact that agencies were directed to cut millions in spending.

The editorial then gives examples.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 6, 2012 08:10 AM
Posted to Indiana Government