May 16, 2009
Budget signing set for Tuesday
The Governor’s office has announced she will sign the 2009 operating budget Tuesday afternoon. That is the final day of the 20 day period she has to sign bills after the legislature adjourns, and it brings to conclusion the most difficult legislative session, at least from a budget perspective, in three decades. The previous day the Governor is scheduled to sign HB 2344 which allows undergraduate tuition to increase above the previous 7% cap; she has already signed the transportation and capital budgets.