Governor Makes Budget Recommendations
Governor Bryant releases his recommendations for the 2018 year budget, beginning July 1st, proposing higher spending for foster care and K-12 education.
Bryant says he wants to maintain current spending levels for public safety, military operations, veterans’ services, emergency management, prosecutors and community colleges. However, he would like to cut budgets for several other agencies by 1.8 percent.
On a video explanation of his recommendations that was posted to the governor’s Facebook page, Bryant says he would also like to set aside more BP settlement money for the Gulf Coast.
This proposal comes as the governor announced $114 million in Restore Act projects. This is just one plan of several documents legislators will consider as they decide how to spend taxpayer dollars.
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee is scheduled to release its own proposal in December.