Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A human face on budget woes

The Montgomery Advertiser does a good job putting a human face on Alabama's budget shortfall. "Mary Parks is at risk," is a long but good read explaining what we face as the 2005 Legislature gets started. The story is here.
Here's an excerpt:
With no talk of tax increases in the 2005 regular session, the prospect of further cuts in state services looms large. For 93-year-old Montgomery resident Mary Parks, a third year of spending cuts could mean more than inconvenience. Physically disabled, Parks cannot prepare meals for herself, and the state-funded program that provides her with a hot lunch each day is already reeling from previous budget cuts.