It’s Time to Face Facts!

August 2, 2017

The percentage of our budget that is devoted to debt obligations is 31 percent. Our income tax receipts, which provide the majority of our budget funding, has decreased over the past two years. There is no evidence that the state is going to be able to pay for the raises guaranteed in the state employee union agreement approved by the legislature. We are trading short-term relieve for a long-term obligation which we can’t meet.