Email Updates

On Thursday, March 17, the state was given an updated revenue forecast for the current and upcoming budgets. Combined, we will have to address more than a $5 billion shortfall.... ...

April 5, 2011

This afternoon, the majority party released its long-awaited operating budget proposal. I wanted to write to let you know of some initial concerns I have with this spending plan. The... ...

April 4, 2011

Last week the state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council issued an updated forecast that shows the state is expected to take in about $780 million less in revenues over the... ...

April 4, 2011

Only 23 days remain of the 105-day regular legislative session, and we have yet to see an operating budget proposal from the majority party. The latest news is we may... ...

April 1, 2011

On March 5, the Senate passed strong, bipartisan workers’ compensation reform, Senate Bill 5566, by a vote of 34-15. Senate Bill 5566 provides injured workers with a voluntary settlement option... ...

April 1, 2011

Today is the 82nd day of the scheduled 105-day legislative session and we have yet to see any state operating budget proposals from the majority party. The current fiscal year’s... ...

April 1, 2011

Please take a moment to watch my video update (2:13) from this week by clicking here or on the picture to the right. I’m committed to listening to what you... ...

April 1, 2011

Today is the 81st day of the 105-day legislative session, and we continue to wait on budget proposals to balance our state’s $5 billion shortfall. In this week’s video update, I...

March 31, 2011

Only 24 days remain of the 105-day session, which is scheduled to end April 24, and we have yet to see an operating budget proposal from the majority party. We... ...

March 31, 2011

Negotiations have intensified as budget writers take into account the latest 2011-2013 revenue forecast that was issued March 17. With an adjustment downward of an additional 780 million, it creates an...

March 30, 2011