As passed by W&M, operating budget would increase spending by $33.6 million

Yesterday the Senate Ways & Means Committee passed a supplemental operating budget. It would increase NGFS+ spending for 2015-17 by $33.6 million. This is $15.2 million less than had been proposed by the W&M chair.

The biggest change is that the supplemental would no longer provide $15.0 million for anticipated increases in the number of tort claims against the Department of Corrections.

Also, last night the House passed its supplemental. Final numbers incorporating amendments are not yet available. (As passed by the Appropriations Committee, the budget would increase NGFS+ spending by $476 million.)

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