With the Senate set to approve a $3,000 dividend, the Legislature is putting more money into savings.
2019 special session
Save the dividend for another day.
Nearly a third of the account would go to pay the on-time dividend.
The bill could free up the budget to be passed ahead of the potential shutdown.
The news comes as a surprise for the organization representing the state’s hospitals.
State workers will get 10 days notice of potential layoffs instead of the 30 they got under former Gov. Bill Walker.
“We’re right and we know we’re right.”
If legislators won’t surrender on education funding, the governor’s threatening to withhold school funding until a hypothetical lawsuit is resolved.
The projected changes to the inmate population is nearly identical to the version passed by the Senate.
The Legislature’s been known to take the easiest route, but even a $3,000 dividend faces some big challenges.