Last week, when the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) Co-Chairs announced plans to adopt a budget motion removing more than 130 items proposed by the governor from further budget deliberations, they signaled the difficulty the governor’s budget, and his proposals for K-12 education funding, will face. The WASB is working to preserve as much of a funding increase for public schools as possible. While it is uncertain at this point exactly what K-12 funding items will pass, we do know how the JFC will proceed with its consideration of the budget bill.
As we cover the JFC’s work on the state budget, we’ll be using terms like executive sessions, budget papers and budget motions. What do those terms mean and why are they important? Continue reading Executive sessions? Budget motions? JFC voting procedures described