As expected, the governor and Legislature will have a lot less money to spend in the coming budget cycle than they did last go around.
The Economic Forum on Wednesday set total general fund revenues for fiscal 2012 and 2013 at $5.3 billion. That is nearly $700 million less than the $6 billion the 2009 Legislature had in projected revenue and some $400 million less than the revised projections prepared for the 26th special legislative session last January.
That total is also $3 billion less than the $8.3 billion that state agencies have requested for the coming biennium.
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