State lawmakers return to the capitol Monday for their 2018 legislative session. Majority Republicans achieved many conservative priorities last year, including scaling back collective bargaining restricting abortions, and expanding gun rights. More Republican initiatives are on the agenda this year.
At the December meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference, once again, analysts revised downward their estimates of tax receipts flowing into state coffers.
Gov. Reynolds’ top budget aide said once again it will be status quo spending at best next year.