Sometimes ideas circulating around the Legislative Building provoke both laughter and scorn.
So it was with legislation that moved through a state House committee recently which would fund government by tax form check-off.
The proposal from House Republicans was ingenious really. If you want to give all or some of your state tax refund to the universities, just check a box. If you decided to designate that refund for the state's entire general operating fund, you could do that too.