The Senate and House worked furiously this week to pass bills before the crossover date of Wednesday, April 10th. Bills that do not make the crossover date will probably not be taken up until next year. The House is on furlough next week. The Senate will meet in perfunctory session on Tuesday and begin debate on the budget on Wednesday.
The full Senate will begin debating the budget on the floor on Wednesday. The Senate Finance Committee allocated $9,511,285 in additional funding to the LGF. The House-passed version of the budget included $11.1 million in... Read more
The Senate Finance Committee completed their work on the budget this week. It will be placed on the calendar for a week, and the Senate will debate the budget beginning the week of April 15th. The crossover date for bills to move from one side of the chamber to the other is April 10th. Bills that don’t make the crossover date will probably not be taken up until the next year.
State Budget and Local Government Fund (LGF)
The Senate Finance Committee adopted its version of the budget on Thursday. The committee allocated $9,511,285 in additional funding to the LGF. The... Read more
Once again, it was a very busy week at the statehouse. There are several important bills that will be debated in full committees or on the House and Senate floors next week.
Local Government Fund (LGF)
The House-passed version of the budget includes $11 million in additional funding to the LGF over last year’s funding amount. This amount exceeds SCAC’s policy position by more than $2 million.
SCAC’s policy position regarding the LGF is as follows:
“Support amending the Local Government Fund Formula to set the base funding level at $223.2 million with a yearly... Read more