Saving money for a rainy day

Kudos to two of the state GOP’s rising stars for proposing the most responsible legislation I’ve seen yet regarding how to handle the influx of Referendum C dollars. Reps. Josh Penry [memo to Lynn Bartels & editors – Penry, not Henry] and Cory Gardner are leading the way with a couple of different plans to create a rainy-day fund to save state money rather than spend it frivolously on new programs. I’m glad to see these two Republican lawmakers out in front on this issue, and hopefully the Democrat-majority legislature can avoid the temptations to empty the pocketbooks and instead follow a sound plan for the future, much like your average Colorado family has to do.

Keep an eye on these pieces of legislation: I have a feeling they will be very important factors not only in the 2006 election but beyond.

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