Battle of the Budgets Begins for Proposed New State Agency

House Democrats have released their proposed 2017-19 operating budget that includes over $7 billion in increased basic education spending over four years and a variety of new taxes to pay for it, including a capital gains income tax.  At a Monday, March 27 press conference, top-ranking House leaders argued their proposal would comply with the 2012 McCleary decision while providing sufficient funding for other state programs. Read More.