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?”