By Steve Flowers
Guest Writer 

Budget is number one priority for session


May 7, 2020

The 2020 Regular Legislative Session has resumed after a six-week hiatus due to the coronavirus shutdown of the state and nation. The session must end by May 18, 2020. The only thing they will do is pass barebones budgets.

The most important and actually the only constitutionally mandated act that must be accomplished is the passage of the state budgets. In our case, we have two state budgets. We have a General Fund like 45 other states, and we have a second Special Education budget.

Like all states, the power is where the money lies. Therefore, the power in the legislature rests with the...

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