Haley Barbour imposes budget cuts on Mississippi after 2 tax hikes; lessons for Colorado
As Governor-elect John Hickenlooper and the General Assembly's joint budget committee ponder Colorado's $1.1 billion budget deficit for the fiscal year beginning next July 1, they will study the good intentions and outcomes of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's long efforts to deal with declining revenues and soaring Medicaid expenditures. Barbour's a possible presidential candidate for 2012. He has a take a "nothing's untouchable" approach to budget cutting, notes The Wall Street Journal. State tests limits of spending cuts, by Deborah Solomon.
I love Haley Barbour, always have. But he’s an example of why style can trump substance. That accent is way too much to play in LODO. I don’t care, but those last minute deciders who count on their toes to decide how to vote, those “independents” do really care about stupid points like this and we need to suck up to this lowest common denominataor of part-time civics watchers, full-time sports enthusiasts. The Ewes.Posted by Laura Victoria on 11/26/2010 at 02:00 PM