Lawmakers tackle budget, missing persons and firefighter insurance
Legislative Wrap-up - Week 2
January 24, 2019
Taxes, Rainy Day Fund On Tap for Budget Talks
While budget projections appear more secure than they were in the 2017 legislative session, long-standing rifts, particularly concerning taxes, still make the state’s two-year budget a hot topic this session.
Unlike the previous session, the Legislative Fiscal Division and the Governor’s Office have fairly close revenue estimates -- about $10 billion over two years. Gov. Steve Bullock called a special session two years ago when a historic fire season and inaccurate revenue projections led to deep cuts for several agencies, including the De...