Legislative Finance Committee

E-911 Program Update

The state’s Emergency-911 program may be inadequately funded, funding is slow, and the state is unprepared for new technology, potentially foregoing millions of dollars in federal funding.

Agency Report Cards, FY18 Second Quarter

Significant improvement in foster care placements is among the successes highlighted in the quarterly agency report cards, while the lack of permanent employees in leadership positions at the Taxation and Revenue Department is among the concerns.

May 2018 Post-Session Review

An economic rebound made the 2018 legislative session a different experience from the session of a year ago and resulted in a $6.3 billion plan that increases spending by 4.3 percent over the current year, boosts spending on public schools, raises the base pay of teachers, adds $34 million to critical early childhood programs, substantially increases district attorney budgets, raises salaries for state police, corrections officers, public defenders and other hard-to-fill positions, and gives all state and school employees a pay hike.

General Fund Tracking Through December 2017

December recurring revenues were up more than 27 percent from the same month a year ago, continuing the trend of FY18 monthly recurring revenue being consistently stronger than in FY17. Total recurring revenue for FY18 through December was $3.2 billion, up $503 million, or almost 19 percent, from the same period last year and stronger than the forecast.