The House Appropriations Subcommittees approved their individual versions of the FY 10 amended budget today.  The full House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to vote on the FY 10 Amended budget tomorrow, and the full House will take up the bill on the floor on Thursday.

 The House Appropriations Education Subcommittee took a stance against one of the Governor’s budget proposals.  The Governor had relied on lottery funds to pay for certain scholarships that have, historically, been funded through state general funds.  Legislators believe that approving this state appropriation would be surplanting state general funds with lottery funds and would, therefore, be unconstitional.