Resolving the budget conundrum
The Chief Justice’s decision in the budget case will not necessarily lead to what Opposition Leader David Granger, said might be a “car crash” or “unintended consequences.” If the government and opposition extrapolate from the Chief Justice’s conclusions, a budget can be produced.
Stripping away the complexities from the Chief Justice’s analysis, a procedure can be discerned for approval of a budget. Based on his ruling, the opposition cannot cut or reduce, but may withhold its approval, for specific items in the budget. Upon the conclusion of the consideration of the estimates, during …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.