Fiscal responsibility – at the STATE level!

Handsome Hubby sent me this link last night. I’d read Lileks‘ remark a few weeks back that there is no recession in Fargo, and we’d talked about it a bit, so he knows it’s something on my mind, especially in light of the economic mess Florida is in.

At least a dozen states ended fiscal 2011 with surpluses. Indiana reported one of the largest, with an extra $1.2 billion in its accounts. Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican, on Friday authorized bonus payments of up to $1,000 for state employees. An employee who “meets expectations” will get $500, those who “exceed expectations” will receive $750 and “outstanding workers” will see an extra $1,000 in their August paychecks.

And speaking of Florida, Governor Scott came through NAS a couple weeks back to let Those Who Serve know he’s done a little bit to show that Florida thanks them for their Service:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made a quick meet-and-greet stop at the NAS Jax headquarters of the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) July 5 to raise awareness of bills he recently signed that benefit military members and to thank them for their service to the nation.
The new bills include:
• H.B. 95 which will give a lifetime of free entrance to service members, including officers and firefighters, their spouses and parents to all of Florida’s 160 state parks.

Read the rest at Jax Air News.

I have something else in mind to post, but running out of time this morning, so it’ll wait till this evening. Y’all have a fine day, and thanks for stopping by!


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