In today’s Senate Finance Committee press availability I asked if Sen. Donny Olson would receive additional staffers to move to the Senate Majority Caucus and if so if that staffing increase would be offset by corresponding reductions elsewhere in legislative staff.
This would seem an appropriate question seeing as the Senate Finance Committee has been very vocal about their need to hunt down and kill government staffing positions elsewhere in the state budget. If you think I’m being overly dramatic in my characterization watch this clip from one of the committee meetings:
So what did they say?
Sen. Mackinnon went on to say the reduction would come from the legislature’s staff and travel budget, but couldn’t say where or how.