So, you've had a chance to hear the governor's speech or read it.
He delivered a wallop to schools - he wants to level-fund their 2010 spending per pupil. He wants to get rid of income sensitivity for households earning $75,000 or more instead of $90,000 or more.
He says schools aren't feeling the pain the way the rest of society is.
In the Legislature, I think you can spell the response this way: DOA.
Income sensitivity is huge to the Democratic majority. They would love to see everyone pay their property taxes based on income.
Level-funding spending didn't go over very well either.
There were other items in the address that are also likely DOA. Permit reform, for instance. He proposed taking into consideration a project's value to the state in terms of economic development when granting permits and lightening up on the front end of permit regulations while strengthening enforcement if things go awry.
You can read the speech on our Web site: www.burlingtonfreepress.com. Read it over. What do you think? Should the Legislature dismiss education funding constraints? What about permit reform?
- Terri Hallenbeck