Every time revenue forecasts came out from the State over the past year +, they have been grossly over-estimated. Now, I can understand that a severe recession such as the one were are (were) in can play havoc with forecasting - after all a shock is a shock. However, when you see the writing on the wall, and you fail to, say after the first few times it happens, change your methodology (all at a cost of State worker jobs, pay, etc.), then, in my book, you are just plain idiotic.
Now, finally, after over a year has passed, and my State has consistently way over-forecasted its revenues, it is finally changing its methodologies. The committee overseeing the change says it's working as "hard as possible" to make the changes happen. That's simply not true. Hard work implies a little gumption to take action before the shit hits the fan, not after it starts to drip on everyone's heads.