Senate Kills Any Hope Of Using Rainy Day Funds. Racine/Ashe Amendments Squashed.

"Sen. Tim Ashe, D-Chittenden, agreed with Racine, saying he backed the option of using the reserve funds and if the Challenges savings were ultimately realized, the money wouldn’t be used."

Worst economy since the Great Depresssion, we’re told, but…it’s not quite bad enough yet. Vermonters ask: "When exactly will it be bad enough??"

Thanks to the 10 Senators who voted to do the right thing. Now, it’s up to the legislative/executive branches to find $38 million to plug holes–by next week!