Rep. Becker: Ag Has Done Well in Budget Process


Rep. John Becker (R- Ft. Morgan) a freshman and member of the Joint Budget Committee told members at the CFB Legislative Conference that the ag industry will fare well in the budget cutting process in 2011. The committee is responsible for closing the $300 million budget shortfall facing the state this year.

Rep.. Becker and Sen. Hodge, both of the JBC speak to members about the budget cutting process.

“With a little argument, we were able to reduce the amount of money that could have been taken from the CWCB fund for water projects,” he said.

In the end, only $5 million out of a possible $10 million was diverted to the budget gap. Becker also told members that the potato inspection fund and the brand board fund will not be raided.

“Ag has been very well protected by the JBC this year.”

The JBC still has another $70 – 90 million to cut from the budget this year.

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  1. […] alone attempted to take another $10 million from the fund, but Rep. John Becker (R- Ft. Morgan) told members at the CFB Legislative Conference that he was able to block the joint budget committee from taking the full amount. Thanks to his […]

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  2. […] alone attempted to take another $10 million from the fund, but Rep. John Becker (R- Ft. Morgan) told members at the CFB Legislative Conference that he was able to block the joint budget committee from taking the full amount. Thanks to his […]

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