Here are some brief highlights on the Pennsylvania budget:
- Brian O'Neill editorializes angrily on "America's Largest Full-Time State Legislature" failing to do their job, again, and includes phone numbers.
- The Morning Call includes an online (unscientific) poll on whether tax increases are needed to pass the budget. 85% says, "No, they are not."
- Gov. Rendell's chief of staff, Steve Crawford, says that lots of Republicans will vote for an income tax hike. Given the recent record of the administration on truth-telling and evidence to the contrary (not to mention grumblings among Democrats), I'd have to say ... "Oh my Goodness, his pants are on fire! They literally just burst into flame!!"
- I'll be talking budget and taxes on WITF Radio SmartTalk, you can tune in in the Harrisburg area on 89.5 or 93.3 FM, or online here.