Monday, July 13, 2009

Great Concern Over State Budget (Updated)

This blog is drowning in direct entries to our "More Warnings of State Budget Apocalypse" post from Friday. That post, which contains a copy of a letter from state budget official Warren Deschenaux to the General Assembly leadership about the dire state of the budget, is now accounting for 31% of our traffic. The visits are not coming from any central source. Rather, the post is spreading virally through emails and is attracting particular attention from state and county governments, charities and contractors. We should be used to the state's perpetual budget difficulties by now but Deschenaux's letter is unusually blunt about Maryland's fiscal abyss.

Update: Now it's 38%.