Calling out the GOP
Jim Brunelle today suggests that Republicans put up or shut up.
Sometime this week, we should learn whether legislative Republicans really do have a better way of assembling a state budget.
Or, are they simply content to sit on the sidelines, complain about the impotence of their minority status and take potshots at the budget document already pushed through by majority Democrats?
Republicans probably won't submit a specific plan, and this article in the PPH explains why.
For many Republicans, the debate over Baldacci's borrowing package - approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature in late March - has become a golden political opportunity to tarnish Baldacci's name and galvanize supporters heading into the 2006 governor's race.
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