Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fuzzy Math? Fact-Checking One Budget Proposal

By Alexa on October 23rd, 2009

"This just in from the Capitol: Sen. Rod Adair’s proposal to amend the House budget adjustment bill by slashing last year’s “pit rules,” which strengthened requirements for waste disposal by oil and gas producers, failed. Adair claims the amendment would’ve brought an extra $140 million into state coffers. From the press release:

“We are down 14% in natural gas production alone because of these pit rules….It is not the price or the economy. We are driving [oil and gas producers] out of business."...

...“He’s making it up,” Frederick told SFR on Friday. “I’d love to have a real hearing where people present real evidence and there’s an opportunity to cross-examine them and submit rebuttal evidence, but we didn’t get to do that in the amendment hearing.”' More>>>>

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