During the 2007 budget process, fundraising was, at best, a distraction. A final bill was not signed until October - four months overdue. State officeholders raised more than $2 million during the first six months of the budget in 2007. Meanwhile, local municipalities couldn't write their budgets, and college kids were sitting at home wondering if their state-funded financial aid would ever come through.That was wrong, plain and simple.
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