I'm waiting to see how this budget shakes out before I pass judgement, but after two years of budget cuts, the political reality is that he will have to raise spending this year. Revenue projections are up, and he can't justify the cuts on that basis. Overall, I think he has done a good job with what he's had to work with.
Nonsense. Spending increases are not a law of nature or anything like that. Government doesn't have to increase spending. It just does it because it can get away with it. We need more people like Bobby Franklin in the GA legislature.