Another Budget Deadline Nears

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

State lawmakers planned meetings today to try and hammer out agreements on spending plans for K-12 education and other aspects of the state budget.
Lawmakers face an October 31st deadline to make more than 430 million dollars in spending cuts.
Failure to reach agreement by the end of the month could result in another partial government shutdown.
State services were disrupted for more than four hours early October 1st as lawmakers struggled to reach even a temporary budget deal.
But lawmakers appear optimistic a new, more permanent deal will be reached without a repeat.


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  • by Ryan Location: Charlotte on Oct 24, 2007 at 08:25 PM
    Again?...
  • by pam Location: jackson on Oct 24, 2007 at 04:29 PM
    Time for another shutdown. Did they get the layoff notices out in time. The unions want another excuse to strike.
  • by rob Location: jackson on Oct 24, 2007 at 02:01 PM
    last minute stuff.there's peoples lives in the last part of the budget,medical,social programs,schools ect.while many more will be laid off in the comming months and jobs are already few,we wonder if the cuts will hurt many programs to help people in there time of need.food banks are not stocked do to the failing economy,there's alot of homeless,and if the programs get cut no telling how many more will suffer.we worked,we paid our taxes on many things,now there telling us there's not enough money for so much.gas prices risings caused much to go up,as did get rich schemes in realastate.so many things should of never happened,as many should not of been allow,so many suffer now.the gov owes people answers,they took our money taxes gladly,we gave so they can give as well.is not it fair?
  • by matt Location: monroe on Oct 24, 2007 at 01:38 PM
    Y'all might start at the state workers, get rid of the DEAD weight, God knows some of these people get a big check and don't do squat for it, for that matter, you should start with the governor and work your way down. I vote for a 10% pay decrease, that should put a hefty dent into the budget, or say a cheaper medical plan!!! Spend a day in our shoes, betcha that would make you cringe!
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