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What should be the new governor’s top priority upon taking office in January 2011?

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The General Assembly has not passed a supplemental budget for fiscal year 2010, which projects a $220 million deficit. And by July 1, the legislature must have a fiscal year 2011 budget in place, one which overcomes the projected $427 million deficit.

Into one of the most challenging times in the state’s history step half a dozen or so candidates for governor.

What do you think should be the top priority for the state’s new chief executive upon assuming office in January 2011?

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Peter Brassard

ALL THE ABOVE

Monday, May 10, 2010 | Report this
Anita

ALL of the above - PLUS Pension Reform!

Monday, May 10, 2010 | Report this
toljanusa

Improving the tax environment should lead to increased investment and therefore economic development and more jobs which in turn should result in increased tax revenue and easier to balance budgets. Let's go and do it before it is too late !

Monday, May 10, 2010 | Report this
DNOKES@NETCENERGY.COM

The new Governor needs to right-size the public sector costs of running this state. We have only 1 Million people to pay for a state whch provides more services and has more public sector employees than the taxpayers can fund. Consolidating needed services and eliminating unnecessary agencies must be done immediately. In the short term this will cost public sector jobs which must be replaced by the private sector over time. Making it easier to do business will encourage private sector growth which is the key to economic stability.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | Report this
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