Watch this one! It could get tricky!

In a little-noticed piece of legislative sleight-of-hand today, members of the House and Senate amended General Assembly rules in a manner that gives them until midnight Wednesday, Feb. 16 to agree on state spending (the budget bill), but two additional days, until midnight Friday, Feb. 18 to identify where the money comes from! What’s the signal? The spending side is seen by the players as relatively easy, a scuffle could be shaping up on the revenue side. At least it’s going to take longer to hug and kiss. Whose ox gets gored? Stay tuned! If Friday deadline holds, conferees likely will begin cutting and pasting minor differences Saturday. A programming note: they changed the rules today. Can do same thing tomorrow. And the next day. And so on. Read all about it: see HJR 944 (patron is Griffith). You read it here first.


Share this article



ADVERTISEMENT

(comments below)



ADVERTISEMENT

(comments below)


Comments

  1. Will Vehrs Avatar

    What’s to scuffle about on the revenue side? Don’t we have a surplus to divvy up?

  2. Barnie Day Avatar

    Please. Let’s see what they spend before we decide that one.

Leave a Reply