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The inmates run the asylum

Posted by Charles II on March 20, 2010

Citizens for Tax Justice:

Arizona’s budget-balancing techniques have bordered on the comical in recent months. Lawmakers have enacted legislation that would help balance the current year’s budget by selling off state buildings, including the state capitol — and then immediately leasing them back, providing a one-shot revenue boost for this year, and then actually worsening the state’s budget deficit in every ensuing year as the state pays a variety of new landlords. As a “Daily Show” interview displayed horrifically, state lawmakers simply had no answer to the question “what happens next year?”

Well, now they do. On Thursday, Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a bill that repeals the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), making them the first state in the nation to take this drastic, short-sighted step.

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