03/27/2017 in: Politics
By G. Jackson
The Senate Finance Committee continued its work this week on the state budget with the goal of advancing it to the floor for full Senate debate. Areas of interest in the approximately $8 billion budget includes K-12 education funding, higher education funding, improving the health of the state’s pension system and cleanup costs for Hurricane Matthew. The Finance Committee is scheduled to resume deliberations on Tuesday.
The infrastructure funding package, H. 3516, also remains on the Senate’s contested calendar, but some movement on it is expected next week.