I think it is time to put on big ugly neck ties and get this legislative show on out of town. Downstairs the brown packing boxes have been delivered. Still flat, they occupy a part of the hallway on the first floor.
Crocuses have faded and my spinach is a green fuzz across the garden, having miraculously survived the freezes and frosts.
One of my afternoon committees has gone "call of the chair" or adjourned until further notice. The bills yet to come are ones I dread. So I think it is really time for the neck ties. We have less than a week more of budget setting. 7 am meetings, lunch meetings, 4 pm meetings for just a little longer. In total we may be two, three or some say four weeks from finished depending on how serious the governor is about vetoing bills to get his tax and fee increases on top of his nifty new compromise of $82 million in GARVEE borrowing and tens of millions in federal stimulus. The governor is amassing one heck of an empire of roads.
And we are cutting education..........
We'll be paying for the GARVEE debt for a long long time, even when we can least afford it ... mostly to widen a stretch of Nampa-Boise freeway that could never be wide enough. I voted no this morning with a hand full of conservative Republicans. But it passed anyway. I'm not much of a borrower. Especially with the economy so volatile. This is a good time to pay things off and get back closer to the black.
I need to track down that tie. Time get us all headed in the direction of home.