Adjusting the Limit on Appropriations Makes No Sense

Today, the House will consider HB 208 by Rep. Tan Parker, which would place an additional limit on the growth of the state budget. During its hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Howard argued effectively against the need for the bill, as the state already has 4 constitutional spending limits. Additionally, she contended that the bill makes no sense at a time when the state is already balancing the budget by diverting funds away from their dedicated purposes, underfunding Medicaid, and forcing local property tax payers to cover the cost of public education.

Watch her takedown of the bill by clicking the image below: