Friday, March 23, 2007

Budget Bill Introduced

House Bill 119. It was actually introduced earlier this week, but you may notice I'm a bit behind. Legislative Services has a Bill Analysis up already. The bill is currently sponsored only by Matthew Dolan (R-Columbus), the chair of the Finance Committee. Dolan was one of the go-to State of State Adress bashers, but concentrated his criticism on too much spending. Since then Repubs have been scrambling to find a way to criticize the budget as proposed without actually saying that the Governor isn't spending enough.

On the other hand, Speaker Jon Husted made some friendly noises about, presumably about the spending part of the budget in the PD earlier this week.