Tobacco cessation efforts get $5 million in the current state budget, which is down from $8 million in the previous biennium.
House Speaker Brian Bosma says the legislature is largely finished dealing with implementation of the Affordable Care Act this session.
Though the governor says he won’t back down from his call for a ten percent income tax cut, there was a hint of compromise Wednesday.
A $1.3 million deficit has been trimmed, but other governmental agencies are still asking for more money in the coming year, not less.
City leaders are expecting a "suprisingly strong" 2013 budget.
The department has lost eight staff members to budget cuts -- many of them long-tenured -- and will only be able to replace two.
The Switchyard Park, along the B-Line Trail, will not be funded at all through the Parks and Recreation budget for the coming year.
The two organizations have talked about a possible merger for years, but it now seems as close as ever.
More than 30 employees have left the city's employ, resulting in more than $1 million in savings.
City officials will consider additional user fees and will not rule out layoffs as a means of saving money.