The Legislature’s Budget Conference Committee held their first public meeting this morning. Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor provided a big-picture overview of the economy, revenues, and spending as well as a helpful comparison of the Assembly, Senate, and May Revision budget plans. Conference Committee Chair Denise Moreno Ducheny announced that the committee will reconvene on Monday to begin reconciling the Assembly and Senate versions of the 2010-11 budget. The committee will take up transportation, resources, and general government issues on Monday, followed by public safety and possibly human services issues on Tuesday, health on Wednesday, and education on Thursday.
— Scott Graves