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Daniels' budget axing priorities?

January 7, 2009
Gov. Mitch Daniels said yesterday he wants to spare schools and public safety from the scalpel as he looks to prepare an honestly balanced budget during a time of declining tax revenue.

But Democrats accuse the Republican of crimping funding for economic development just when the state needs it most. House Speaker Pat Bauer, a Democrat, in particular singled out life sciences as a bright spot that should get more money.

How do you feel about budget priorities at a time when higher education Commissioner Stan Jones said, â??We all need to do our partâ???

Should state government leave the spigot open for economic development or should it take its share of lumps, too?
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