The Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville), signed off on Gov. Nathan Deal’s $19.2 billion dollar budget this morning. It’ll now head to the floor for passage, and eventually to conference where the two chambers will iron out their differences. You can find the House version of the budget here (PDF).
In other legislative news, the tax reform bill cleared committee this morning. Lori Geary reports via Twitter than that the House will take it up today, where it’s expected to pass. Charlie has already touched on what’s in the proposal, but Jim Galloway has a copy of the fiscal note posted on his blog. Page 5 has a breakdown of all the revenue figures.
I posted my thoughts on the legislature’s rush to push through the tax reform package yesterday on my personal blog.