Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dispatch from the GA: House Budget Update and Senate Appropriations

The train has definitely pulled out of the station and is on its way down the track.  The House is right now hearing amendments during the third and final reading of the House budget. At some point there will be a final vote and the budget will be sent over to the House.

Meanwhile, the Senate has started appropriation committee meetings.  Yesterday was Senate Education Appropriations.  Today is Health and Human Services, General Government,and Information Technology.  Appropriations committees are hearing directly from the bill sponsors regarding the need to fund the programs that are detailed in the appropriation bills.  Many of the bills listed today in the Health and Human Services Appropriation Committee are programs that have received funding in the House budget.

More later.....

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