It’s all over but the legislating and the voting and the second-guessing. The governor and his negotiating partners in the Legislature emerged from a three-hour meeting to say they have a deal. So now they’ll make a little legislative magic and presto – we’ll have a functioning state again.
The downside is that the problem will be back in about a week. The funding mechanisms in the deal don’t solve anything, they just move numbers around. As the most popular phrase in politics goes, they’ve just kicked the can down the road. In other words, we’ll soon be able to go fishing – but we’re still up a creek.
Do kids even play Kick the Can anymore? Or is there an app for that?