Tag Archive for Budget

Is It Is, Or Is It Ain’t Pork?

As the budget negotiations continue to drag us into mid-June, a fundamental truth is coming into focus; pork is relative. Consider this article from the Chattanooga Times Free Press. $18m for a privately run prison the administration says it doesn’t…

The Budget Punt

It’s been 18 days since Republicans in the State Senate finally got around to introducing an alternative to the budget proposed by Governor Bredesen in February. The original Republican plan offered draconian cuts to just about everything from economic development…