You have to give Republican legislative leaders credit for one thing. They are getting better at avoiding the blame they deserve for the disastrous budget decisions they made this summer. And the Democrats are making it easier for them to get away with it.
The finely honed obfuscation technique was on full display Thursday morning as a key legislative oversight committee discussed a shortfall in the state Medicaid program that could mean an end to many services for adults with a mental illness and prevent seniors on Medicaid from receiving eye glasses or help seeing a dentist.
The Republicans’ priority this year was to cut taxes no matter what, not keep teachers in the classroom or provide help for laid off workers or protect vital services to the most vulnerable people in the state.
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