Thursday, January 22, 2009

Today's Hot List

The House will continue looking into the base budgets of state agencies today, looking for efficiencies and cuts as they work to meet a $6 billion shortfall. The Appropriations committees meet at 1:30 p.m.

8:00am in Agriculture & Natural Resources
Public Hearings:
HB 1114 – Regarding youth hunting privileges.

HB 1116 – Requiring visible clothing while recreating in a mixed-use area during hunting season.

10:00am in Community & Economic Development & Trade
Work Session: The Governor’s 2009 Economic Stimulus Strategy.

10:00am in Human Services
Work Session: General Assistance-Unemployable: In-depth look at services and resources.

1:30pm in Education Appropriations
Work Session: Levy equalization funded and programs funded by I-728 (classroom size reduction)

1:30pm in General Government Appropriations
Work Session: Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development – Agency overview and review of the Governor’s Biennial and Supplemental Budget Proposals.

Public Hearing: Increasing the efficiency, effectiveness, and/or exploring areas for additional cost savings within the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, the Office of the Secretary of State, and the Department of Information Services.

1:30pm in Health & Human Services Appropriations
Work Session:
1. Overview of the Children and Family Services (DSHS) Base Budget.
2. Overview of the Governor’s Proposed 09-11 Budget for the Department of Social and Health Services.