Today Joint Appropriations will begin meeting at 9:00 AM to work on the final budget numbers. This is the committee I will be listening to all day. SDPB Statehouse has the link to listen to the live audio. On the agenda for the committee is the general appropriation bill HB 1208.
HB 1208 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Appropriate money for the ordinary expenses of the legislative, judicial, and executive departments of the state, the expenses of state institutions, interest on the public debt, and for common schools.
At the same time there are still some bills that need to complete the conference committee process. For a good summary of what is happening there I would recommend Bob Mercer’s post over at Pure Pierre Politics. Some of those bills still held in the conference committees may impact the negotiations being done in Appropriations.
Since I am up against my own deadline at work I won’t likely be blogging today. But next week I hope to catch up and blog about what takes place today. It should be an interesting, but very long, day for the legislators.