Forget everything you ever learned about the “normal” budget process. This year has been anything but normal! The two-house Conference Committee charged with addressing the state’s budget gap has announced their schedule and suggested guidelines for public testimony and for the committee’s deliberations on specific policy areas.
The Conference Committee will consider modifications to the 2009-10 Budget Bill, signed into law in February, as well as reductions to 2008-09 spending and other proposals for bridging the budget gap.
— Jean Ross