I caught an audio version of this the other day, but didn't quite think about it until I saw the latest blurb on the state budget miasma here in Pennsylvania. In Michigan they went without a state budget for a few hours in the early morning of October 1. From Midnight until around 2am the state was without a budget and technically shut down. Read the story from Michigan Public Radio
. There is a great line from the Michigan speaker of the house over the couple of hours the state went without a budget:
It never should have taken this long and I apologize to the state.
Then I read the PG's version of the latest development on the state budget
here in Pennsylvania. Barnes' and Mauriello's last line there is:
Pennsylvania is entering its 95th day without a spending plan in place.