Budget Week, or how to spend $34.1B
Last updated 4/14/2021 at 9:27am
Remember that this time last year we were all watching the COVID graph climb higher each day and listening to experts take their best guess as to what the future held. So last year when we went back into session to pass a budget, the prediction was that the 2021/22 budget would be just as dismal as the current year. That would have been an accurate projection if you left out the word "dismal."
Thanks in part to the federal stimulus packages that paid generous unemployment benefits, it turns out state revenue collections were up significantly this year. The expectation is 2021/22 will contin...