Forced to cut state spending by more than $4 billion, legislators called this the worst budget year ever.

May 12, 2008

But as they assemble for the new term next fall, they may look back on their just-concluded 2008 session as the good old days.

As lawmakers were passing the pared-down $66.2 billion state spending plan that kicks in July 1 and packing up to go home early this month, the House and Senate got more dismal numbers.

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