in General, Ramblings

April Fools? Amazingly not.

I’d like congratulate New York state for passing the state budget on time. Why is this a cause for celebration? The last time it happened was 20 years ago.

1984. As this article says:

“That year, the Apple Macintosh computer was introduced, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated, and Soviet athletes boycotted the Los Angeles Olympics.”

And I was two years old. Puts it in perspective. Many years of those twenty the budget was late by at least half a year, if I remember correctly.

I just hope Albany doesn’t pat itself on the back for doing what is, after all, simply their job.

As a nice bonus, $4.5 million of library funding cut in years past has been restored!