July 1, 2008

FY 2009 Supplemental Budget: Senate Finance Chair Drops A Shoe

Monique Chartier

From the Warwick Beacon:

State Senator Steven Alves (D-West Warwick), who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, said he believes it is 99.9 percent likely that the state will face a supplemental budget of at least $100 million next year.

Question. Why did the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee vote "Aye" on the 2009 budget twice knowing full well it contained a deficit of at least $100m?

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Because he want to get re-elected?

What do I win?

Posted by: Greg at July 1, 2008 3:18 PM

How did the morons from West Warwick, which was on the verge of bankruptcy several years ago, ever ascend to a position of financial management / power?

Carolyn Fox, formerly of 94 HJY, properly & famously used to refer to West Warwick as the "doggy style capital of the world" back in the late 80s & early 90s. She was sooooo right. These fools have been tucking it up the Taxpayer's keester for too long.

Posted by: George Elbow at July 1, 2008 8:15 PM

Alves should have resigned years ago.

See here:


Posted by: Citizen Critic at July 1, 2008 9:37 PM

Arrogance, thy name is Steve Alves.
Steve Alves, Bill Murphy and Tim Williamson are West Warwick's alpha dogs, and the people are just their (rhymes with witches).

Posted by: rhody at July 2, 2008 12:14 AM

Why did Gov Carcieri sign the budget ?
(he could have vetoed)

Don then "praised" the Senate and House Dems. for their budget

Posted by: Lance at July 2, 2008 9:47 AM

Alot will depend on revenues and the extent to which the current cuts have an effect.

I get the impression that no one really knows.

Some states require that a fiscal note be published with every bill introduced. Fiancial impact information is requested not only from state agencies, but from all interested private sector parties: lobbyists, non-profits, etc.

The information is then posted publicly so that both legislators and the public made aware of the impact a bill will have on the budget.

Instead we have state workers (with no private sector background in many cases), trying to develop a budget that guesses at financial impact.

It's alot like playing pin the tail on the donkey. Missed it the last time? We'll blindfold you again and let you have another try...

Posted by: Anthony at July 2, 2008 3:27 PM
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