You know when politicians release stuff on Friday they don’t want anyone to look at it. Apparently LePage’s budget is something he would prefer we didn’t dive into, because it came out this afternoon.
Well, I don’t know the ins and outs of the Maine budget but the first thing I immediately did was compare it to the last budget.
The General Fund request is slightly larger than Baldacci’s last request. And according to LePage’s own summary it is 7.8% larger than the last actual General Fund budget.
The Tea Party’s new slogan: We promise to keep spending increases below 8%!
We’ll surely learn more about the actual line items in the budget as time goes on, so I’ll reserve judgment on that.
AMG’s LePage budget thread is oddly, oddly quiet as of 3:30 this afternoon. Must be double, triple, and quadruple checking their math.