Senate Appropriations Committee
January 15, 2013
Senate Budget Brief
A Summary of Budget News and Actions
Senate Debuts Enhanced Transparency Efforts
The Senate Committee on Appropriations has debuted a website specifically for communications about the state budget and the activity of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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Performance Hearing Schedule
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Senator Clark Jolley, Chair
Senator Ron Justice, Vice Chair
Senate Begins 2014 Budget with Performance Hearings
Senate Appropriation Subcommittee Chairs have been asked to increase their scrutiny of fees charged to Oklahoma taxpayers and activities that are better performed in the private sector. These questions, along with assessing agency performance, will be the lead topics during the 2014 Budget Performance Hearings, which begin this month.
Several of the Subcommittee Chairs have already reached out to their House counterparts and have scheduled joint hearings to reduce duplication of effort and provide a more cooperative working relationship with the House of Representatives.
“Writing and passing a balanced budget is the most important job lawmakers have,” said Health and Human Services Chair, Kim David. “By working in a cooperative way with our House counterparts and conducting joint meetings when possible, we can create a more efficient process that will better help us prioritize resources on behalf of our citizens.”
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman and Appropriations Chairman Clark Jolley met with subcommittee leadership several times through the interim to discuss their desire for an increased scrutiny of agency activities and budgets.
January 28, 29
General Govt/ Transportation
January 22, 28, 31
Public Safety & Judiciary
January 23, 24