The legislature is slowly letting us know more about what it wants to do about our state's fiscal crisis. On the upside, we now have more details about what to expect - are you surprised to hear that those details include higher taxes? On the downside, though, we also have a clearer idea of the overall legislative strategy, and sad to say, it is entirely concentrated on preserving status quo, i.e., saving big government at all cost.
The document giving away this strategy is from a subcommittee under the Joint Education Committee. Called the Subcommittee on Education Deficit Reduction Options, it released a White Paper on December 29 detailing its thoughts on education funding in response to the state's fiscal crisis.