A local state representative says he plans to vote against the state budget as it's been proposed by the Joint Finance Committee. Steve Nass of Whitewater lists a number of key reasons. The Republican is most concerned about a return to deficit spending. He notes Republican leaders appear ready to repeat history by adopting the same horrible 1990's rhetoric of claiming, "we can grow our way out of deficit spending." He says this proven unsound fiscal policy created nearly 16 years of ongoing Wisconsin deficits topping out at more than $3.6 billion. Nass is prepared for a personal political cost, but adds he has to feel good about what he does on behalf of the people he represents.