The administration said it’d like to engage the Legislature on new revenue. “In specific, perhaps we could talk about sales taxes.”
If legislators won’t surrender on education funding, the governor’s threatening to withhold school funding until a hypothetical lawsuit is resolved.
Without the additional funding, public defenders would be working beyond their ethical limit leading to slowdowns, delays and mistakes.
Sure, Gov. Bill Walker’s budget isn’t as transparent as he says, but the Legislature has transparency problems of its own.