A subject as dull as dishwater now comes before us: it’s the state’s finances. Don’t go away: there’s some excitement — we actually have a surplus! I know you’d much rather contemplate practically anything else in this world, but, for the moment, let’s take a minute to think about the surplus and what to do with it.
State finances are a distant and for the most part (to most people) an unintelligible game of numbers and concepts. Well, a few nerdy folks like me stay up at nights thinking about these things. Some say I was born that way but let’s move right along.