MICHIGAN: Michigan’s state budget is so tight it squeaks — while roads crumble, schools drown in debt and local officials demand a return of state aid.
Across the country, federal needs pile up, as well, from airport runway repairs to zebra mussel monitoring. Yet state and federal lawmakers are loathe to raise taxes.
Coast to coast, there’s green glowing in the eyes of those who’d reap tax bonanzas from marijuana, and it’s not from the pot. It’s from the color of money.