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Session’s end leaves hanging issues open

With the annual legislative session behind us, including its contentious special session after an eleventh hour “filibuster” by a freshman Democrat in May, we find ourselves looking back with concern.

In a session that could have been a watershed moment for the funding of complicated, expensive problems like education, Medicaid, state highways and other areas of concern, we’ve taken an all-cuts, all-the-time approach to making our state budget float. Philosophically, the standard of hardline spending cuts do line up more directly with the way business owners have had to make their operations run in this recession, so that much is a welcome perspective change.

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