01/17/12 - 9:21am
JUNEAU — One of the big issues facing lawmakers this session will be how much to spend on immediate wants and needs and how much to save for the future.
This isn’t a new debate. In recent years, majorities in the House and Senate, as well as the governor, have each taken credit for socking away money while still passing robust spending plans. For some lawmakers, however, attempts at fiscal prudence haven’t gone far enough.