Summary of Fiscal Changes in the 2011 Budget Adjustment Bill
The 2011 budget adjustment bill, which has been released by the Governor and modified by the Joint Finance Committee, seeks to address the gap between revenues and projected spending in fiscal year 2011. This gap owes its existence largely to a decline in state tax revenues caused by the recession, increased Medical Assistance (MA) enrollment, and higher than expected spending for correctional services. The budget bill also includes a number of non-fiscal policy changes, including restrictions on public employee collective bargaining rights, which have provoked fierce opposition. Read full publication.