Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sine Die, NOT!

I am told that the $75 million above the Governor’s introduced budget for PreK-12 will be proportionally distributed based on the Senate’s approach. The money will be used for direct aid and for “hold-harmless.” We will share the spread sheets showing the appropriations for each division ASAP.

The VRS issues remain unresolved, though I am told that school employees will not be included in the 5 and 5 plan being considered for state employees.

There is no expectation that the budget will be completed on time. House conferees seem to think things will be wrapped up as soon as Sunday. Senators are saying Monday or Tuesday.