Where have all the budget hearings gone?


The annual meeting of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee is scheduled to begin September 21, in a little less than a month. Politicos, lobbyists, and state employees look to the hearings for early insight as to what issues the legislature might take up in the next session, as well as making sure everyone still has a job.While in years past, these hearings were spread out over several days and allowed agencies plenty of time to present their budgets, the schedule has been consolidated more and more over the years. Now down to a mere two days and missing quite a

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