A look at the 2017 legislative session



A look at the 2017 legislative session

The 2017 legislative session adjourned on Friday, July 7, 2017. The session began in February with two major issues facing lawmakers: Addressing the state’s budget deficit of $1.6 billion (later revised to $1.4 billion after a better-than-expected May revenue forecast), and passing a comprehensive transportation package.
The 2017 legislative session adjourned on Friday, July 7, 2017. The session began in February with two major issues facing lawmakers: addressing the state’s budget deficit of $1.6 billion (later revised to $1.4 billion after a better-than-expected May revenue forecast), and passing a comprehensive transportation package. The Alliance, working with its statewide partners, prioritized solutions to the budget deficit focused on cost containment of PERS and employee healthcare costs, coupled with new businesses taxes within the existing tax structure.

The Alliance’s legislative agenda also included support for a transportation package, engaging in workplace-related rules, education, industrial lands, education and housing.