The Joint Appropriations Committee has determined how much money the state has to work with for the rest of this fiscal year and for Fiscal Year 14, which starts July 1.
On Tuesday the committee looked at projections by both the Bureau of Finance Management and the Legislative Research Council, whose numbers don’t depart by much. However, in one line for next year, the two departments’ estimates are more than $1 million apart.
The committee accepted LRC’s lower figure.
Senator Billie Sutton says he would prefer a compromise on that number.