OSPB Prioritized FY 2017-18 Capital Requests
COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
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10:03 AM -- OSPB Prioritized FY 2017-18 Capital Requests
Henry Sobanet, Director, and Erick Scheminske, Deputy Director, Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB), presented the office's capital construction priorities for FY 2017-18 (Attachment D), comparing these priorities to available capital revenue. Mr. Sobanet walked the committee through these priorities. Mr. Sobanet responded to questions regarding the relationship between Highway Users Tax Fund (HUTF) moneys and revenue available for capital construction.
Discussion continued regarding the relationship between HUTF funding and available revenue for capital projects, and pressures on the budget created by certain health care-related initiatives and K-12 education. Mr. Sobanet responded to questions regarding spending on information technology (IT) capital construction projects. Ms. Donaldson provided input on funding for IT capital construction. Discussion followed regarding certain state budget shortfalls, and the impact of these shortfalls on capital spending.
Discussion continued regarding certain state budget pressures and their impact on capital construction, including the Hospital Provider Fee.
The committee recessed.