Dear Friends and Neighbors,
In my last update I mentioned both chambers had introduced budget proposals for the operating, capital and transportation budgets. Unfortunately, with less than a week left, budget talks have stalled. Click on the photo below to get an update on the latest. I also talk about some of the bad legislation we have seen this session.
There is already talk about special session. I find this concerning and somewhat ridiculous. I believe the Senate has put forth a innovative spending plan, and while not perfect, shows the state can live within its means.
Democrats continue to argue we need additional revenue – despite having a 9 percent increase in revenue, amounting to $3 billion.
I will provide you with another update later this week. I hope to have some more positive news to share with you.