The committee is trying to patch a $2.5 million shortfall in the county’s operating budget for fiscal year 2014-15. The shortfall resulted from operating expenses that will be forced on taxpayers when a new jail and middle school open late this summer. The bond issue for the construction of both facilities does not cover costs of running the jail and the school.
“This is the best civics lesson I can imagine,” said Senator Bowling. “Student pages are right there with us on the Senate floor. They get a unique front-row view of the lawmaking process.”
Just in his second term, Obama has already pivoted among immigration, gun control, climate change, college education, ObamaCare and now “equality” — whatever he interprets that to mean. Usually it involves a speech about spending more money. He is so serious about it that he has hired that South African sign language guy to interpret his upcoming State of the Statist Union speech for us.