March 12, 2022
The House and the Senate, adjourned today “sine die” just before 3:00pm, have finished most of the business before them with the obvious exception of agreeing to a budget. They did agree upon a Joint Resolution to “carry over” the Budget bills HB/SB29 and HB/SB30 and other bills still in conference without resolution.
The timing really will depend on whether or not the budget conferees can come to agreement among themselves and, presumably, a negotiated middle ground with the Governor. As we said yesterday, there is no reason to think the delay will negatively impact those items that are important to us; however, the biggest issue to be resolved is not how funds will be spent, but how much will be available (not lost in tax refunds or reductions) to spend.