Aimed at improving legislative budget process.
Some state lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, are calling for a review of the way legislators determine state's annual budget.
Representative Joe Dorman of Rush Springs said it's hard to craft an adequate budget during the four months of the legislative session.
"Right now, we basically take the previous year's budget and tinker with it slightly. Then, we just pass it on as if the budget that was done before was optimal," Dorman told KTOK.
Dorman said the idea is to examine the overall budgeting process and the use of state agency carryover funds.
He said State Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger and State Auditor Gary Jones are both on board with the studies.
Dorman said he's confident House Speaker T.W. Shannon will likely approve the interim studies sometime before July 13th, after which dates and times for public meetings could be determined.
(Representative Joe Dorman, (D) - Rush Springs.)