House and Senate leadership have set the following deadlines for committees to complete their business this session:
• Thursday, March 22 — Committees must to act favorably on bills in the house of origin.
• Thursday, March 29 — Committees must to act favorably on bills, or companions of bills, that met the first deadline in the other body.
• Friday, April 20 — Committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills.
The deadlines do not apply to the House Capital Investment, Taxes, Ways and Means, or Rules and Legislative Administration committees, nor the Senate Capital Investment, Finance, Taxes or Rules and Administration committees.
The latest numbers are a $517 million swing from the November forecast
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
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