Interim Charge #1: Monitor the performance of state agencies and institutions, including operating budgets, plans to carry out legislative initiatives, caseload projections, performance measure attainment, implementation of all rider provisions, and any other matter affecting the fiscal condition of the agencies and the state.With the latest estimates suggesting the state may be $21 billion short next biennium, these discussions may turn out to be more substantive than the usual pre-session gabfests over corrections budgets.
Interim Charge #11: Examine implementation of the diversion pilot programs, juvenile case management system, and other policy and funding initiatives to determine whether the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and the Texas Youth Commission have adhered to legislative directive in implementing these programs, and the impact of these programs on commitments at the Texas Youth Commission. (Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Corrections)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Budget shortfall will frame discussion at next week's Appropriations hearing
Just fyi: A hearing next Wednesday (Sept. 29) of the Criminal Justice Subcommittee of House Appropriations will discuss two interim charges that may interest Grits readers: