AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 12/10/2004 10:02:00 AM ----- BODY: This is Good News? - From today's Bangor Daily News:
Maine's budget outlook for the rest of fiscal year 2005 is more promising than in many states, with a steady stream of cash coming into Augusta and the nonpartisan fiscal office "optimistic" about future revenues, according to a study released Thursday by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Of course, outside of Augusta people are paying high property, income, excise and other taxes and businesses flee to states that don't punish success. But hey, if Augusta's coffers are full and they can dole out the goodies, then life is good. --------