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Political musings from Warren E. Peterson

Fear the Budget Crisis in Olympia

Posted by Warren Peterson on April 9, 2009

Thanks to Sound Politics ever alert readers, I learned something new and more than a little disconcerting. All these years including my time in the Legislature, I was comforted by the knowledge that Washington State had a constitutional provision requiring a balanced budget. But Stu in response to my last SP posting “Budget Crisis in Olympia” called that belief “an urban myth.” After researching the state constitution and using God’s gift to mankind, Google, to uncover a Seattle Times editorial on the subject, I find he is right! Worse, the Democrats have tumbled to this reality too. California, here we come, whistling through the valley of the shadow of debt.

Cross posted on Sound Politics

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