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Budget is far from lean; pork spending won (access required)

Senate President Tim Bee calls the new state budget “lean.” It may not be last year’s Mardi Gras spectacular, but relative to its size just a few years ago, the state budget has grown like Veruca Salt. Since 2000, spending has increased 94 percent. Calling the budget lean is like calling a 300-pound hog svelte because ...

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