The state has passed a budget — on time and with tax cuts. Oh, and with a raise for state lawmakers.
The state House gave itself an extra $1.4 million for salaries, while the state Senate is getting an additional $300,000. How could lawmakers do such a thing while also eliminating the cash assistance program, which provides $200 a month to disabled people, domestic violence victims and recovering addicts?
Listen to this week’s It’s Our Money podcast to find out.
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