Legislative Update from Rep. Werkheiser

Bill Werkheiser

Friday, June 26, brought the official close to our 2020 legislative session as the General Assembly adjourned. We pushed “pause” on the session which usually ends at the end of March due to the Covid-19 situation so this will go down as the longest session in history.

We successfully completed our only constitutional obligation: to pass a balanced budget. The Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted our state’s economic health, reducing the budget by 2.6 billion dollars.

Despite the circumstances, we worked to prevent state agencies from furloughing state employees and teachers. While the initial outlook had cuts as high as 14%, our state’s ever-improving economic outlook reduced the projected cuts to almost all areas in the budget. We will further understand the full impact of budget cuts once…

State Representative Bill Werkeiser

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