Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Notable budget dates

With the first special session winding down here are a few dates to pay attention to as lawmakers work to adopt the state's 2015-17 budget . . . READ MORE

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New collective bargaining reform bill introduced

Today a new bill has been introduced to help bring more transparency, accountability and fiscal discipline to the negotiating process used for future state employee contracts. SB 6126 (Addressing collective bargaining) is an omnibus bill that includes many of the reform provisions from prior bills heard earlier this year. The bill has been scheduled for a public hearing on May 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Ways & Means . . . READ MORE

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Will $415 million increase in forecasted revenue break budget logjam?

With not much progress to date on budget negotiations during the special session, yesterday's $415 million increase in forecasted revenue may just be what lawmakers need to wrap up their work. According to the state's Economic Revenue Forecast Council . . . READ MORE