On Thursday, March 26, the House Appropriations Committee (HAC) voted out its version of the state budget — Committee Substitute for House Bill 1 (CSHB 1). March 31 - April 1 CSHB 1 was debated on the House floor. CSHB 1 now totals $209.7 billion in all funds, which is roughly $7.3 billion more than the original bill filed in January. CSHB 1 is currently $4.6 billion more than SB 2, which is the senate state budget version. SB 2 should be voted out of the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) soon.
According to the HAC Chairman Rep. John Otto (R - Dayton), CSHB 1 is $2 billion under the current spending cap.
The TAC County Information Program (CIP) has prepared a 31-page report listing selected state-funded programs impacting counties. This budget summary report is organized by agencies and programs with a short description explaining each program. Below the explanation is a comparison table showing the difference between the House and Senate versions during each stage of the budget process. Figures highlighted are changes that occurred in CSHB 1. A new section has been added to the budget report, called Article XI, which is known as the House’s wish list. Article XI is shown on the last page of this report.
As CIP continues to monitor the budget process, we will make periodic updates to the budget summary.
For more information, please contact Paul Emerson, TAC state financial analyst, at (800) 456-5974.