Budget

E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, It has been great to be back at home in the district since session ended March 13. I’ve been able to connect with many of you and I look forward to seeing you around the district this summer. My heart and prayers go out to the... Read More...
Session Wrap-Up E-Newsletter Dear Friends and Neighbors, For the first time in five years, the Legislature completed its work and adjourned on time last Thursday. We passed a strong, bipartisan supplemental operating budget that will serve our state well. Please continue reading – I include more details about the approved budget below. It... Read More...
Supplemental Operating Budget Approved As with all “short” sessions, we used the 60 days allowed under our constitution to make minor adjustments and emergency fixes to the operating budget adopted in 2013. Because that budget was balanced and sustainable we were able to agree on a supplemental operating budget more easily this year. The... Read More...
True to her word, Angel supports solution to fund homeless housing On the last day of the 2014 legislative session, Sen. Jan Angel’s measure to extend funding for homeless housing was approved by both chambers today. The $40 document tax that funds local homeless-housing assistance was created in 2005 to provide temporary assistance and it is supposed to expire next year.... Read More...
Bipartisan Supplemental Budget Proposal Last Wednesday the Senate overwhelmingly approved a supplemental budget proposal that is projected to balance over four years and prioritizes education without raising taxes. Since this is the first time in six years that we have entered session without a budget deficit hanging over our heads, we were able to... Read More...