No tax hikes in Carney budget (editorial)

Instead of raising taxes, the governor's $4.25 billion budget "would use about 60 percent of the $170 million in extra revenue the state is expecting to have next year on one-time spending items." Carney reportedly said the "real challenge will be convincing the General Assembly not to spend more than the 3.5% 'sustainable' budget growth that he is proposing. The FY 2019 budget includes "some spending cuts, totaling roughly $15 million, through a combination of Medicaid savings, a reduction in contractual employees, a new contract for energy procurement and fewer positions in the Department of Education."
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