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Compromise works

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Moderation in all things is said to be good for health and long life. If so, we should be moderately energized by the $33.6 billion operating budget that finally zoomed through the Legislature a week ago.

It was too long coming. A regular session, special session and special session, up to the 11th hour, was strictly speaking unnecessary and agonizing, as the issues and positions were clear in May or earlier. Compromise brought an acceptable end, however. The highlights include $1 billion more for K-12 basic education, a down payment on the McCleary decision as required by the state Supreme Court. Higher education is boosted by 12 percent. For the first time in a generation there will be no tuition increases at colleges and universities.

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