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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
FIRST HALF OF SESSION APPROACHES-MAJOR LEGISLATION PASSING

As the midpoint of the 40 day Session approaches, committees began to consider some of the major legislation in both Houses and some important legislation reached each floor. The Amended Budget is nearing completion as the Senate version will be considered and differences will be worked out with the House. The House is hard at work considering the FY 2019 Budget. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
SENATE BEGINS WORK ON AMENDED 18 BUDGET

The Amended Budget is basically a "true-up" budget where critical new needs are met, formulas like QBE are lined up with enrollment changes and certain one-time projects are funded. This is per the Senate's "Principles of Budgeting" originated by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle a number of years ago that brought some discipline to the "small budget" that completes the fiscal year. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JANUARY 26, 2018
LEGISLATURE IN FULL SWING

The third week of the 2018 Session of the General Assembly ended as the volume of legislation being introduced increased and work began in earnest on the Amended Budget. Floor activity is normally slow until standing committees began to pass out bills left from the 2017 Session and to consider legislation introduced this Session. (More)

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