For Whom The Bell TollsThe roll is being called in the House this morning with two Democrats missing (Maddox, Larry Turner) which means that if the House Republicans stuck together, perhaps a version of the Tennessee budget might pass the House that didn't rely on spending funds that do not yet exist, and funding unnessecary projects through a debt cycle that will begin with this budget and recur for 12 years. It will probably be passed on to future generations because the GOP Caucus will not stick together to say no. A minority of "Republicans" who are not committed to fiscal responsibility will vote with the Democrats to pass the most irresponsible budget in Tennessee history.
At least we can hope that the Senators on the conference committee will strip out at least some of the perpetual debt out of the final budget.
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