Senator Moorlach Weighs in on Budget Committee Vote

Monday, June 15, 2015

Is overspending the protocol of the Capitol?

On June 15, 2015, Senator Moorlach gave comments on the Budget vote during the Committee on Budget hearing:

“If we’re relying on forecasts, I understand that game.  But, if we’re going to underestimate expenses and overestimate revenues, then that creates a real awkward situation if both come to fruition.

When I was at the county level our Audit Controller would always say, ‘We’ve spent everything and we can’t spend anymore.’ But here [at the Capitol] we just keep spending and then we bring it up in this format and approve.  Overspending this way—is this the protocol?”