Members of the House Appropriations Committee met for hours today to discuss provisions in that chamber’s proposed budget.
Today’s legislative day was dominated by hours of a House committee meeting to give final approval to that chamber’s budget proposal released yesterday. The House plan would give teachers average five percent raises and state employees raises of a thousand dollars plus benefits. It's likely the budget plan will go to the floor tomorrow.
Earlier in the day, the House voted down efforts to add film incentive measures to the budget in a finance committee meeting. A bill on the Senate side contains film incentives, but so far no such efforts have succeeded in the House.