February 18, 2011

Final supplemental budget passes

The House and Senate worked out their differences on the 2011 supplemental budget Friday and each passed the compromise and sent it to the governor for her signature into law. 

And you’ll be glad to know the final compromise saves the medical interpreter program through June 30.

Now the bigger fight will be over the 2011-2013 biennial operating budget that lawmakers will roll out in a few weeks.

1 comment:

Terri said...

So are you telling me that I now get a 3 percent pay cut and furlough days? I am supposed to be happy the medical interpreter program is intact? I think I am going to have to bow out of the union to afford this cut. Please let me know how to revoke my union membership. I am not quite sure what I am paying for anymore. I understand these are hard times however, we need to look at program cuts and stop trying to balance the budget on the backs of State employees. I have been a State employee for 23 years and have seen few raises and the one was revoked. I have a difficult time believing anything we give up "temporarily" will ever be restored. The contract has become nothing but a book of empty promises.