First Post-Session Deadline Unmet
The Legislature’s first self-imposed post-session deadline has now come and gone. By May 28, leaders had pledged to release spreadsheets for each budget bill. A few spreadsheets were released on June 3, but many are still not complete. It is likely that they will also miss their second deadline, which is to release bill language by today.
Budget negotiations have been going on behind closed doors, leaving both the public and many lawmakers in the dark. Rep. Alice Hausman, chair of the Housing Finance and Policy Committee and working group said, “Even I don’t know, are other working groups talking?”