by Sam Hieb
This pretty much says it all about government spending:
Nearing the halfway point of the state’s budget year, it appears the government will bring in more money from taxes and fees than it had planned.
But it doesn’t mean budget writers will have smooth sailing as they assemble the state’s next spending plan, due to be adopted before July 1.
That’s because spending commitments already made for the coming fiscal year will likely outstrip even the extra income, which means a shortfall will have to be made up with taxes or by making cuts.