The state continues without a budget, but as we all know there is no downside to it....everything continues to operate under short term appropriation bills. Governor Paterson wants lawmakers to stay in session this week to work something out....There is no incentive to do so. Nothing has shut down. No one is going without. The State lives on as it does year after year.
I predict a mid summer budget and with it a flood of related legislation no one member will know about and the surprise to all of us in higher taxes will become evident after the November elections. By then we will have reelected the same people.
Gov To Legislature: Please Stick Around