Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The gist of Gov. Jan Brewer's address: More spending cuts, a "temporary" billion-dollar tax increase and a promised tax cut that kicks in a few years down the road.
The big question: Which taxes does she want to hike? The rumblings have been focused on a sales-tax increase, but Brewer was sketchy on the details tonight.
She served notice to the Right and the Left:
I will not sign a budget that relies on primarily on debt and federal stimulus dollars. And I will not sign a budget that relies primarily on unrealistic spending cuts.
Now she just has to find 31 representatives and 16 senators who see things her way.