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Atwater: No secret proviso for budget

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Senate President Jeff Atwater just released initial budget allocations to his chamber, stressing that he aims to make the budget process for the 2010-11 year even more "transparent" than last year.

"Line-item spending and proviso will be discussed in the sunshine, not slipped into the budget at the last moment," he warned in a memo to senators.

"As we begin drafting proposed committee budgets, we will continue and expand upon that process.  Line-item spending and proviso will be discussed in the sunshine, not slipped into the budget at the last moment.  Specifically, that means: 

1.    Proviso will be published, explained, discussed, and decided upon during a noticed committee meeting

2.    No proviso will be included in Senate budgets proposals that has not been vetted and acted upon in a noticed meeting

3.    Line-item spending adjustments will be considered in a noticed Senate Committee."

Here's the allocations: Download Initial_Senate_Committee_Allocations2010

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:26pm]

    

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