More than 100 lawmakers came to the Statehouse on Wednesday to get a detailed briefing about the state’s budget situation. Because a number of tax sources are not meeting projections, including the personal income tax, the state is now facing a $100 million gap in the next fiscal year.
Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding told the group that simply addressing this problem with new revenue represents a one-time solution to an ongoing problem.
That’s why Spaulding says the administration will try to present a budget that doesn’t include any tax increases. Instead, the plan will reduce the growth rate in state spending.
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