[Bumped up to Friday for visibility.]
* From Sen. Toi Hutchinson, the sponsor of SB 9, which is the Senate’s revenue bill…
I have been calling for urgency and pointing out the dangers of running down the clock for months now. When our Caucus passed SB9, the revenue that every single budget plan out there relies on, it was at a rate and structure that the Governor demanded.
It was interesting to see them file a new budget bill, and a new school funding bill, but no new tax increase bill. Instead, they issued a demand that SB9 be amended to be temporary, turning it into little more than a 4 year stop gap.
If they get to demand everything that is in the tax package but have yet to say who will actually vote for it, I suppose we should all anxiously await a tax increase bill filed by Republicans for the money that their Capitol Compromise requires.