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Looking Ahead: Fiscal Issues Facing the 63rd Legislature

Posted Date: 
September 7, 2012
Barb Smith, Assistant Principal Fiscal Analyst

In the fiscal world, the books have been closed for fiscal year 2012 and the budgeting process for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 has begun. When the curtain goes up on the 63rd Legislature, fiscal issues such as large immediate costs from fires, small fiscal notes attached to legislation, economic conditions, federal funding changes, and everything in between will be on the legislative agenda.

The staff of the Legislative Fiscal Division has summarized major items that more than likely will be discussed during the 2013 session as the state budget is set and financial policy created. Each of these items is being tracked or further examined by the division and will be covered in more detail in Legislative Budget Analysis Volume 1: Statewide Perspectives, to be released in late December.

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