The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council has announced that the Governor and the General Assembly $139.6 million more to play with when fashioning a budget for Fiscal Year 2019. But the Governor got the job of the lecturing Mom warning the kids not to spend all their birthday money on candy.
“It’s important to keep in mind that many of the resources available this year are one-time in nature, and we continue to face longer-term budget challenges that we have not fully addressed,” the governor said via email.
I agree. No new spending. What should be done is old spending. How about we restore all the cuts to Grant-in-Aid programs and services that we cut last year instead of raising taxes on the wealthy. So here is the deal Governor. No new candy spending, but we will help the poor, the sick, and the needy that we short-changed last year. I call that restraint.