Issue Position: New Balanced Budget Requirement

Issue Position

By:  Christopher Hurst
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

During this legislative session major changes were made to how the state does business. The most important reforms in decades, which passed with bipartisan votes, will help ensure that we don't find ourselves in this much trouble in the future. We reigned in government spending and enacted significant efficiencies. Although there were many reforms, one of the most important is a requirement that the state not only pass a balanced budget in the current fiscal cycle, but that the budget not create a deficit in the following two years. This type of fiscal responsibility is something that I have been working towards for many years and am very pleased that it was enacted by the legislature.

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