No General Assembly session next week
Revenue & Caseload Estimating Conference to continue

 

STATE HOUSE – House and Senate sessions have been canceled for next week, May 4-8. 

The Revenue & Caseload Estimating Conference will continue to meet next week, concluding on Friday. Due to the restrictions on public gatherings imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person attendance by the public will not be permitted. Click here for further information on the Revenue & Caseload Estimating Conference.

The House Finance Committee is expected to resume budget hearings the week of May 11.

 

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