Governor, Veto This Budget!
The best indication that Governor Carcieri’s decision on whether to veto or sign the General Assembly’s modified supplemental budget comes in today’s Projo story on the Senate’s vote yesterday:
“It was an issue that without making restorations in municipal aid, the House apparently was not going to be able to pass a budget,” [Senate Finance Committee head Daniel] DaPonte said. “As you all know, a budget and many other bills are arts of compromise.”
The governor should make the General Assembly — that is, the Democrats — affirm that they are the ones who lack the will to pass even a slightly less inadequate budget patch. Let them own it.