Phil has his staff giving out permanent pay raises to their staff. Some get as much as a 55% raise. With the actual amount raised in the realm of $60,000.00 Tom Humphries has all the details.
As many people warned last year, growing large permanent programs will lead to shortages when the economy slows. Then unless cuts are made (a rare occurrence in the legislature) taxes go up. The numbers show that we have already overspent our children's future but the pay offs continue.