A simple answer to a simple question
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
* From the twitterverse…
* The simple answer is in the second sentence of this excerpt from the state Constitution…
As long as the General Assembly is allowed to estimate available funds, then legislators can play with the numbers all they want and there’s really nothing anybody can do about it except change the Constitution.
The GA did give some power to the Auditor General to check to see if the numbers were valid and then to recommend actions, but that authority expired with most of the income tax hike.