The countdown begins – 4 weeks remaining in session
Before major work can be done to combine the House and Senate bills in conference committee, joint budget targets must be agreed upon to provide guidance on how much may be spent. Legislative leaders have indicated they will release joint House and Senate targets first and then will negotiate the next budget target with the governor. The two-way targets are expected in the next couple of days. April 28th has been referenced as the deadline for the subsequent targets.
Higher Education Conference Committee meets tonight
The 10-member Higher Education Conference Committee will take public testimony this evening when they meet at 4:30 p.m. Chancellor Rosenstone and other higher education leaders and advocates will share their final thoughts as the committee begins their negotiations.