Two local legislators say they may not like everything included, but they are overall pleased with the budget and tax reform bills that passed the General Assembly before the veto recess Monday.
State Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke says the $22 billion budget fully funds the actuarially required contribution to the state’s pension systems—the top priority for him to support a spending plan.
Legislators also approved legislation to cap annual increases in pension contributions for local governments, school districts and regional universities.
Senator Whitney Westerfield says the tax reform was necessary to pay for all of the necessities in the budget.
He’s not a fan of taxing some services, but he is pleased with the structurally balanced budget on Governor Matt Bevin’s desk.
Westerfield is especially pleased with legislation approved by both chambers that creates major reform to the state’s foster care and adoption systems.