AFA Update: Monday, May 11, 2015- Public comment on Change package

Today the AFA committee held a public comment period on the Governor’s change package which was released late last week.

Audio is available here.

The morning featured strong testimony and fierce questioning of the Governor’s plan to defund the State Board of Corrections.

Jay Harper, Superintendent of the River View Psychiatric Center faced similarly intense questioning in the afternoon.

Both hearings probed how the departments plan to use the funds requested in the change package in light of the Administration’s failure to expend funds provided two months ago in “crisis” supplemental budgets.

The committee will continue its work on the change package and the other remaining items all week and through the weekend.

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