Ford, Murzin, Evers face budget challenges

Our three State Representatives face huge fiscal challenges in this year. Murzin is in his final term and at the height of his seniority. He wants to run for Peaden’s seat in 2010, so does Evers. Ford told local supporters that he will be Speaker of the House by 2012.

The state’s revenue picture is bleak. Revenues have already dipped more than $600 million below what the state lawmakers projected when they did the 2008-09 budget. We are now hearing the state faces a $1.2 billion cash shortfall through January. Some economists are predicting revenues will drop another $1 billion.

How will our Three Musketeers deal with this?