Senate Ready To Debate 41 Billion Dollar Budget

posted by John Baibak - 

The state Senate is offering its  41-billion-dollar budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.  

The  proposal does not include any new taxes, but it does rely on expected  revenues from legal marijuana, casinos and short term rentals to  increase spending in several areas.  

These include aid to cities and  towns, public education and health care for the poor and disabled.   

Debate on the budget is expected to begin May 22nd.

After the Senate finishes its work, the bill will go to the Conference Committee to work out differences between the the budgets.

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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