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Old 01-02-2011, 10:53 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by 1894 View Post
Yep states love to overspend durring the good times and base that on continued projected growth. Trouble is that they never seem to save some $$ and plan for the lean times
Unfortunately, with the way our state government works, if an agency tries to hold on to money and doesn't spend it, then one of two things happens (or maybe both!):

- Their future funding is curtailed, with the justification that "they didn't spend that much money last year, so they don't need that much money this year."

- Those saved funds are raided by another agency for something else.

As a result, an atmosphere of "we've gotta spend as much money as we can this year, so we can justify getting more money next year" has developed in many agencies. Gotta love bureaucracies!
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