Ortitay introduces legislation package to change budgeting

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State Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-South Fayette, introduced a 38-bill package to separate the omnibus general appropriations bill into individual pieces for each agency.

The package also includes a resolution setting expenditure limitations for both the total budget and each agency.The limitations would guide the Legislature in enacting the actual appropriation for each agency. Amounts appropriated in budget bills would not be able to exceed the levels set in the resolution.

The legislation would end the practice of putting almost all agencies in one bill and instead allow for a separate vote on each appropriation.