Updated Budget Compromise Meter

GOP legislative leaders unveiled a new budget proposal today.  The budget proposal is a slight update from what they had offered a couple of weeks ago, when they agreed to increased spending targets in K-12 education and public safety in exchange for offsetting cuts in other areas of the budget.  Now, the GOP would pay for the increased spending by eliminating some of the tax cuts in their proposal.  The GOP spending target of $34 billion is unchanged by their proposal.

Based on this new proposal, let’s look at the Budget Compromise Meter.

You’ll notice, of course, that the line is unchanged.  The GOP proposal –once again — reflects no compromise.  It’s just a continuation of their ongoing shell game.



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