Carl's Capitol Comments
Challenges to balancing the budget this year
February 3, 2021
By the time you read this, the first session of the 58th Legislature will be underway. The governor starts the session each year with the State of the State address. This outlines the governor’s priorities and budget for the coming year.
While it’s certainly important to hear from the executive branch, it’s important to remember the governor and his cabinet is just one leg of government. It is up to the Legislature to actually pass laws and determine each year how state revenue will be appropriated to various state agencies through the state budget. Passing a balanced state budget is...