Lawmakers send omnibus crime bill to governor

House passes education budget bill with just $118M in funds

House passes education budget bill with just $118M in funds

Martinez spokeswoman Emilee Cantrell said in an email Wednesday that the governor is generally pleased by the budget proposal and how it prioritizes public safety and economic development.

"I am thrilled to see Senate Bill 1 move out of the House Committee on Public Policy".

"I am pleased that they took important steps to address crime in our state, pay raises for teachers, fund the important elements of our criminal justice system and put our fiscal house in strong order", Martinez said at a news conference.

House Bill 19 would stiffen penalties for violent felons caught with a firearm and offer retention bonuses for veteran police officers.

Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, voted for the crime package but said lawmakers need to do more to fight crime.

The one new tax on the table is the governor's proposed employment, or wage, tax, introduced January 16 as HB 281 in the House and SB 139 in the Senate.

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What the Senate will do with the bill is unclear, although a similar early-funding measure in that body, Sen.

But they said they would support some other tax, presumably a more progressive measure like an income tax.

Juneau Democrat Rep. Justin Parish talked about the Juneau School District's $3 million cut, which came on top of $11 million trimmed from its budget over the course of the last five years.

Funding for the pay increase is included in this year's budget. If approved the Indiana Senate will consider the changes made by the committee and take a vote. The state's existing revenues will total about $2 billion, which makes about $4 billion available for spending.

"Our economy is in recession and is just starting to recover". He proposed to do it through the state's savings accounts, with $1.2 billion coming from the CBR, and $68 million from the Statutory Budget Reserve Fund, or SBR. "I am confident that if the Senate agrees the CBR is the best mechanism, they will do that".

"We must to make sure that educators have the resources needed to support students". In that were to happen, Pitney said the state would have to fund its week-to-week cash draws, for payroll and other expense, by selling revenue anticipation notes, essentially borrowing the money.

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