Roberts rejects governor’s budget ‘fix’

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We’re past the ceremonial days of the 2016 legislature and the only tasks we must complete in a session, based on the state’s constitution, are to pass the budget and the school finance act.

Although a short list, these two pieces of legislation require months of noodling, number crunching and negotiations. This year will be no exception. The budget touches every essential — and many nonessential — governmental service and will be the biggest challenge we face over the next 120 days.

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