It’s crunch time with the state budget, and every penny counts. But why doesn’t government start acting like a business? That’s the question posed by state Rep. Andy Billig from Spokane in this thought-provoking editorial. It’s so obvious. Discounts mean less money coming in. When a business is having a tough time, it re-examines the discounts it offers. But the state has put corporate tax loopholes off limits. And that’s just a recipe for bad management.