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Special sessions choices must face the test of timeGuest column


August 13, 2002

Special sessions choices must face the test of time

Guest column

When it becomes apparent that the budget for fiscal year 2003 was seriously out of balance, legislators begin considering a special session. Sen. Cobb's attempts for a session were superseded by Gov. Martz's reluctant call for a special session to begin Aug. 5. That session ended sometime after 1:30 Sunday morning. Those of us new to special sessions went into it thinking we were merely going to perform triage on an ailing budget when, in fact, it turned into butchering. Nearly $57 million are cut or transferred within HB 2, t...

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