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This is what Conservative Leadership Looks Like



By:  | Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 11:09:38 PM |

The list of bills to be considered this year by the Legislature has now been published. As hundreds of bills have been filed, it takes a very careful observer to take note of a rather interesting fact. Perhaps unnoticed in the sea of proposed measures are a fascinating series of initiatives by one particular State Representative.

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….HB 1917 requires state agencies to plan for reducing their dependence on federal funding. This is essential for the inevitable day of reckoning when the federal government will initiate austerity measures to deal with the budget crises. It also seeds the important concept that sometimes it is important to reject federal funds.

HJR 1036 places a limit on the amount of debt state government can incur. This proposal could bring an end to the practice of issuing debt. Debt issuance by state government has spiraled out of control since an incorrect and unfortunate decision by the Supreme Court in the late 90s which opened the floodgates on debt issuances.

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