Sunday, December 6, 2009

Budget hearing

On December 16th, there is going to be a FY2011 budget hearing. If you are a productive member of society, you probably have better things to do than sit around for several hours for a chance to ask for less spending while listening to special interest groups wax on about pet projects they want funded "for the community". You know, like libraries to help the poor and less fortunate that just so happen to cost $30 million and have rooms shaped like iPods.

Fortunately, you have the option to take 5 minutes an submit your budget comments online. Just make sure you submit online testimony early (at least a couple of days in advance), otherwise it won't get read.

I'll be darn curious to see how much funding, if any, gets doled out for Healthy Howard Access Plan during this budget cycle. My guess is that HHAP will get another $500K.