Revenues to the state treasury are sinking faster than officials estimated even a few weeks ago, forcing Gov. Mike Rounds to revise the budget he proposed in December.
All of a sudden Mike is paying attention.
While vowing to do the job as painlessly as possible, Rounds indicted that funding for some programs could be in jeopardy, and he refused to rule out additional tax and fee increases.
â€œI wish I could tell you today we have the answers,â€ he said. â€œAs of today, we don’t have the answers.â€
â€œThere is nothing, in my opinion, that will be considered sacred.â€
It’s like what John Stewart said about Shrub, running a country (state) isn’t like going to college. You can’t just dick around all semester then make up for it in the finals.