Friday, July 03, 2009

What isn't going to happen?

Regular commenter Thane Eichenauer asks below:
I am curious as to what _isn't_ going to happen if the legislature refuses to pass the Brewer 18% sales tax hike.

From what I've read so far all the department budgets except for government education were signed. Government education might stop but if the rest of the Arizona state government rolls along like usual there will be nothing to notice.

Aside from framing problems, he has it correct. However, if this webpage's numbers are current, there are well over a million students in Arizona's public grade schools, middle schools, and high schools. That's hardly "nothing to notice".

Eichenauer, by the way, 'blogs at This, that, and the other thing, with a rather interesting choice of URL. It took me a while to figure that out. He'll be added to the 'blogroll soon. The 'blogosphere is at its best when it is conversational. We can thank, among others, Glenn Reynolds, Matt Yglesias, and Megan McArdle for greatly improving 'blogs of nationwide focus. Arizona's 'blogosphere lags behind. It's clear that people are reading each other, but posts about and trackbacks from others' content are in order. This is one more on the "radar screen". Look forward to a unilateral increase in cross-talk in the weeks to come.

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