SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
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|COW with favorable ||PASS|
07:43 AM -- Senate Bill 09-259
Sen. Keller provided an overview of the Long Bill and how the JBC arrived at its recommended 08-09 and 09-10 funding.
Sen. Harvey asked for clarification related to the "Race to the Top" program. Sen. Keller began to answer, but then deferred to Sen. Bacon. Sen. Bacon then described the program and how it makes $500M available to 10 qualifying states. Colorado is seeking to be a finalist and ultimately a recipient of moneys from this federal grant program.
Sen. Harvey further asked of the requirements for the Race to the Top program and what are the minimum requirements. Sen. Bacon provided further information.
Sen. King asked if the Long Bill was strictly related to the 09-10 budget year or the current year or otherwise. Sen. Keller answered his question and a series of follow-up questions from Sen. King.
Sen. King had additional questions related to the emergency reserve. Sen. White provided answers.
Sen. Keller reminded the committee and the audience that any changes made must be offset to balance the budget.
Sen. Tapia provided additional information pertinent to the discussion related to other interrelated budget package bills.
|TIME: || 07:57:06 AM|
|MOTION:||COW with favorable |
Final YES: 7 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS