The N&O got it right with the headline this morning in the print edition "Perdue lays out her plan for riding out hard times." The emphasis is on "riding out" as this budget proposes no long term fixes for the problem of chronic overspending. It relies on increased taxes, budget gimmicks that look like cuts and the federal government bail out to get by.
Think about a space where there are way to many bushes and they are crowding out the flowers, small trees and causing rot on the house. To solve this problem you can do one of two things . You can make the tough decision to remove some of the bushes so they don't grow back in a year or two and cause the problem again or you can take the easy way and just prune all of them back a little. If you take the easy way (Gov Perdues') you will have this same problem again in a few years.
We have pruned state government, we haven't thinned it out by removing wasteful, duplicative or outdated programs and divisions. As a result we will have this problem again in a few years.