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To resolve the state budget, the best solution would be:

  1. Take the windfall from privatization of the liquor store system to solve the revenue shortfall and reform the pension system to eliminate a future crisis.
  2. Add a severance tax on gas drilling companies in addition to the impact fees they already pay.
  3. Cut expenses, including those for education and human services programs, to bring the total budget cost in line with projected revenues.
 
 
 
 
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AmericanCitizen

Jun-25-14 7:25 AM

Goodness me, so many Tea Party folks in these parts but very few choose the option to cut expenses. "Not in my back yard" I guess.

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leaningright

Jun-25-14 7:50 AM

I chose to cut expenses. If you think any windfall from liquor or taxing the gas companies is the answer i think your wrong.Did the monies from gambling help your property taxes? Who are you going to tax when they spend all of the money brought in from those sources? It has to stop somewhere and the state needs to tighten the belt and control the budget, not just keep coming for more taxes. What is the State doing with all of the royalties they are collecting from our State forest and game lands? What do you do at your house when you need to make your budget?

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ray6770

Jun-26-14 7:15 AM

To resolve the state budget, the best solution would be, WINE, CIGARS and REPUBLICANS GUNS.

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USABorn

Jun-26-14 7:36 AM

I chose to cut expenses also. The spending has to stop sooner or later, and later is going to be catastrophic!

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BornHere

Jun-28-14 2:37 PM

I checked this out this morning and choice b. was 39% and this afternoon it is 38%, what's going on Sun Gazette? The numbers just don't disappear or do they????

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Premier

Jun-29-14 5:24 AM

BornHere, basic math dictates that poll numbers add up to 100%. Do you honestly think the % just keep going up for each choice as people vote?

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LauriH

Jun-30-14 7:31 AM

I am all for cutting expenses but why are education and human services the only things that are brought up to be cut? That is like me having a budget in my home but only cutting expenses for one of my children and not the other. Trimming the fat and cuts need to be made to the budget all around not just these programs.

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rick424

Jul-01-14 1:24 PM

poll numbers add up to 99%

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