Legislative staff may be reduced by 1.2 FTE per 1% reduction (18 FTE at 15%). Legislators would meet 1/2 day less per 1% reduction (7.5 days at 15%). Staffing for task forces and special requests will be limited. 2009: (-$1,484,200); 2010: (-$2,967,900).Not insignificant amounts, but we have a couple of thoughts / questions for you more experienced budget-readers:
P.S. May we assume that Sen. Howard Stephenson will stop insisting that his fellow board member's son-in-law be given a multi-million dollar contract for "textbook review"?