Carl's Capitol Comments
Senate, House approve HB 1198: House redistricting plan
May 12, 2021
I wanted to talk about the state budget this week, but negotiations are still underway.
As you can imagine, when you have three bodies of power – the House, the Senate and the executive – all led by people with their own vision and their own sense of priorities, negotiating something as significant as the state budget takes more than a minute.
My hopes are that we will get to a point of unity soon; we have to. A balanced budget is the one duty the Legislature is constitutionally bound to pass each year, and end of the legislative session is looming near.
Instead of the budget, I’ll...