The House Budget Committee completed its mark-up of the state’s operating budget. Representative Bart Korman’s subcommittee on MODOT’s budget had recommended a $1,000,000 increase in transit assistance. The full budget committee supported including a funding increase but reduced the amount to $500,000 – for a total of $1.56 million from the State Transportation Fund ($560,875) and the remaining from General Revenue. The bill will now go to the Rules Committee and then be placed on the House Calendar. The House will take up the budget after returning from spring break recess which is next week.
CMT would encourage you to begin laying the groundwork with your senators to support the position of $500,000 in additional funding. Of particular importance are the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The members of the committee are listed below.
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