House releases 2015-2017 budget proposal

The House released its budget proposals today and has scheduled a public hearing on Monday for both the operating and capital budgets. The budgets make investments and raise revenues to fund education, health & human services, and economic development for our state’s youth, families, seniors, and businesses. State Senators are expected to release their budget proposals as early as next week. Below are budget impacts by issue area: Education With the Legislature under order by the state Supreme Court to fully fund K-12 basic education, the House proposed an additional $1.4 billion to comply with the McCleary Decision. The House fully funded legislation to implement recommendations from the Educational Opportunity [...]