The FY 11 supplemental budget was transmitted to Governor Parnell on Monday, May 16, 2011. The governor has 20 days, not including Sundays, to review the bill and make any line-item vetoes he wishes to make. His vetoes are due by Wednesday, June 8. Education-related items in SB 76 are..... Dept. of Education & Early Development Education Support Services: Executive Administration ($1,700) Administrative Services ($1,700) Information Services ($5,200)
Okay, I have pretty much stopped posting since the end of the regular session. Sorry. Lost my momentum. I really can't tell you if special session is going to wrap up by sometime next week (best case scenario), or will go thirty days with no resolution (worst case scenario). However, I find it almost unimaginable that they wouldn't reach consensus within the special session. I just can't imagine that occuring. That would be some sort of a major breakdown of government.
There wasn't much education action on Saturday. Senate Finance is hearing a lot of bills, but they are not moving very many bills out of committee this morning. There are a lot of bills on today's Senate Calendar.
The House Finance Committee just recessed, and the House is now scheduled to go in to session at 1:00 p.m. SB 84 - Vocational Education Funding/Educational Tax Credits is the second item on the calendar.
The House Finance Committee heard and moved SB 84 Thursday evening. They adopted a committee substitute that substantially changed the bill.
The House Finance Committee substitute: • Removes the BSA increase • Removes the Seward Sea Life Center as an institution allowed to receive certain corporate tax credit donations • Adds annual intercollegiate sports tournaments as an allowable organization to receive certain corporate tax credit donations