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January 15, 2008

$530 million and counting

Rep. Glen Casada is supporting an end to out-of-session spending by the state that allows three men to make appropriations while the legislature is not meeting. It's a good idea. Why should the governor be able to make spending decisions just by running them by the chairs of the House and Senate Finance Committees?

Currently, the governor or his finance commissioner can get approval from the chairmen of the Senate and House Finance committees to spend funds after lawmakers adjourn for the year, (Casada) said.

“The legislature needs to take a stand against this exorbitant spending out of session,” Casada says in a news release today. “It is in the state Constitution that the elected representatives, and not an appointed committee, are responsible for the purse springs.”

1 comment:

Toni said...

Hi Andrew - would you be interested in joining a group blog called Tennessee Conservoliance?

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