By LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist
All of a sudden the state has money. The recent December forecast revision increased expected revenues by $516 million for the biennium. It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve seen that much added revenue at the start of a legislative session.
And that’s not all. Suddenly, there’s an added $288 million in state balances, the money in the state’s checking account. That’s in addition to the added forecast revenue.