Senator Nelson has appointed work groups to develop final recommendations for SB 1, the Senate's base budget, as the Senate Finance Committee finished its first four weeks of budget hearings."We have had four productive weeks of hearings and heard extensive testimony on each agency budget request. SB 1 is a starting point, and now we turn our attention to making decisions about our funding priorities," said Senator Nelson. "In a lean budget year, we will have to prioritize, but I am confident we will pass a responsible budget that meets our needs."
The Committee promptly began hearings on January 24, 2017 and was presented with budget requests from 167 agencies, boards and commissions. Senator Nelson appointed the following work groups:
State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today announced $10 million in funds from the General Appropriations Act, SB 1,will be distributed to a local nonprofit, Ranch Hands Rescue, and dedicated to supporting survivors of human trafficking.Read More