Thursday, June 19, 2003

There's always a first time...

Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn has refused to certify the state budget because it is nearly $200 million out of whack. No state budget has ever failed to meet the state comptroller's certification since it was made a requirement in 1942, according to The Dallas Morning News.

This is also the first year that the Texas GOP has been in charge of every branch of government. I'm sure that is just a coincidence, however. I guess it's a good thing that Gov. Perry has already decided to blow an additional $1.7 million by calling all the lawmakers back at the end of the month for a special session. Maybe they will get it right the second time.

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