Budget Update: Finance Committee Not Likely to Meet Until August 21

Gwyn Guenther of theWheelerReport.com reported on her podcast (Wheelercast #8) that because of scheduling conflicts the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will likely not be able to meet again to take up the remaining parts of the state budget and the Foxconn incentive bill until the week of August 21st.  Summer post-budget is typically when many lawmakers are on family vacations or travelling to national conferences to network with colleagues from other states.

While the GOP Senate and Assembly have disagreed on whether the budget or Foxconn bill should be taken up first, it is likely that both will move forward concurrently.