Presenting a Budget During a Mayoral Campaign: Advantage or Disadvantage?

Mayor Dewey Bartlett presented his budget proposal yesterday.

The budget year begin in July.

The primary election is in June.

So Bartlett needs to push through a budget and campaign at the same time.

Do you think trying to pass a budget while campaigning is an advantage or hindrance to Bartlett? Is it a chance to show his leadership skills or an opportunity for voters to get frustrated with the proposed sewer and water rate hikes. Comment below and we could use your comments on air.

In case you missed it, here are links to everyone's coverage of Bartlett's budget:

KTUL: Higher Water Rates, No Raises Under Proposed Tulsa Budget

Tulsa World: Mayor unveils $711.1 million budget proposal to Tulsa City Council

KOTV: Tulsa Mayor's Budget Proposal Includes Water, Sewer Rate Hikes

KJRH: Mayor Dewey Bartlett announces $711.1 million budget proposal for 2014 fiscal year

KOKI: Mayor presents largest budget

KRMG: Mayor presents budget featuring hiring freeze, budget cuts

KFAQ: Tulsa Mayor Bartlett presents budget plan