As legislators look to correct mistakes during the first special session, local lawmakers are weighing in on the second special session of the year.
Sen. Ryan Gatti, District 36, says it is important to fix these errors so there is a true picture of the upcoming budget.
“We are working hard to correct unintended consequences of the first special session,” he said. “I insist that the expenses in the budget must be forecasted accurately. The last few years, the expenses were purposefully underestimated. This horrible practice resulted in drastic cuts to higher ed and hospitals only 45 days into the fiscal year.”