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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 14, 2018

Whose ox gets gored? The state budget faces a $175M - $200M shortfall in the second half of the biennial budget (7/1/18 - 6/30/19).  What's worse, annual tax revenues are projected to remain in the dumper as Ag producers took a beating again this year. This Governor,...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 7, 2018

My Kids Are Back By Miss Helen Crump The bell rang Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. and the classroom filled for the second session of the 105th Legislature. All 49 wiggly bodies were present and just as sweet as my homemade apple pie. We have sixty days to complete...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 21, 2017

This is the End Can't get that Jim Morrison song out of my mind. An $8.9 billion state budget for 2017-18 / 2018-19 was finalized last week, and yes there was partisan drama. Again. Generally, conservatives won the budget tussle and cut spending. Progressives believe...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 14, 2017

Coalesce Five legislative days remain until Speaker Jim Scheer adjourns this session sine die on May 23. Sine die is Latin for "Don't let the door hit you in the dolium on your way out." After beginning the year with a $900,000 revenue shortfall, senators delivered a...