A cut here, a whack there — and a budget takes form. Breaking News It is then signed (or vetoed) by the governor. Sen. Steven Neville, R … That’s a step down from the 5 percent hike for teachers called for in the House proposal. Tel: 202-624-5400 | Fax: 202-737-1069, Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff, E-Learning | Staff Professional Development, Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce, Copyright 2020 by National Conference of State Legislatures. At least one teachers union was also unhappy with the new budget plan, claiming a 4 percent pay increase wasn’t enough to shore up a teacher shortage in the state. There are 49 “highly dangerous” containers at Beirut’s port according to a top Lebanese parliamentarian,  Nazih Najem. “By and large, every single provision we asked for support for was supported in some way.”. Entertainment Sen. Steven Neville, R-San Juan, used the word, “mind-boggling” when referring to health care costs, and commented on our budget request saying, “It’s bigger than our state budget.”. Measure stabilizes state finances amid revenue shortfall. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Requested general fund increase: $62,848,600, Additional federal money for New Mexico: $225,447,730, Additional money for Doña Ana County: $64,038,836, Requested general fund increase: $1,485,000, Additional federal money for New Mexico: $0 plus 6.9 million meals, Additional money for Doña Ana County: $1,993,479 plus 662,285 meals, Requested general fund increase: $530,900, Additional federal money for New Mexico: $1,030,571, Additional money for Doña Ana County: $1,152,767, Requested general fund increase: $27,929,800, Additional federal money for New Mexico: $253,019,699, Additional money for Doña Ana County: $35,345,125, Requested general fund increase: $92,794,300 (total budget increase with expansions), Additional federal money for New Mexico: $479,498,000 plus 6.9 million meals, Additional money for Doña Ana County: $102,530,207 plus 662,285 meals. “People’s expectations were raised.”. Diri, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Lawrence Ewrhudjakpo said that the state was adopting the citizen based approach in budgetary process for the second time. After it’s approved there, the House will need to sign off on the upper chamber’s changes. Tel: 303-364-7700 | Fax: 303-364-7800, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 515 SHIPROCK, N.M. — In the fertile northeast corner of the Navajo Nation, fields that only months ago were traditional open-air corn farms are now stuffed with hundreds of industrial-sized greenhouses, each glowing with artificial lights and brimming with emerald cannabis plants. At one point, throngs of people created a stir in the middle of the hearing by loudly rushing to retrieve printed copies of the amendments on a nearby table — only to be dismayed when staff then quickly decided to remove them. That would represent a 7.6 percent increase over the current year and would target reserves at 25 percent. In one notable case, increased appropriations for a new early childhood trust fund from $300 million to $320 million. If we had a personal investment that guaranteed somewhere between $3.65 and $21 for every dollar we put in, we’d be withdrawing our lives’ savings and investing it now instead of writing this article. Staff reporter Robert Nott contributed to this report. The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $7.6 billion budget plan that would increase general fund spending by nearly 8% for the fiscal year starting July 1. Facebook’s new office in Lagos to create possibilities across African tech, Nigeria to review termination rate on international calls, Lagos moves towards affordable electricity, NITDA teams up with NSIA to empower start-ups, Internet Governance: Pantami, Danbatta target digital tech for national development, NDDC, Igbo Presidency and the one-man odyssey, For and against the quest for a president of Igbo extraction (2), 10 September 2020: Suicide prevention day. It passed on a 35-7 vote. Denver, CO 80230 Several states have enacted temporary budgets for the start of fiscal 2021. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food to over 450,000 children and adults. Abbott unveils legislative proposals for public safety, Watch LIVE at 11 AM: Dr. Fauci discusses Covid-19’s impact on Texas’ Hispanic community, A wild bear broke into an Alaska zoo and killed an alpaca, The strange case of the man who died after eating too much licorice. She pledged the support of civil society organisations in the state to the process.