As much as we hear about proposals for slashing and burning at the Legislature to cure the budget malady, it’s going to be some time yet before the real action starts, says Don Davis of the Forum newspapers.
A new report coming on March 3 is expected to show that the current deficit of nearly $5 billion will grow to $7 billion. That increase may cause Gov. Tim Pawlenty to rework his budget. And officials still want to see the final results of the stimulus bill from Washington.
And so far, we haven’t seen anything yet on a budget plan from state DFLers.