House District 51 Candidates Discuss ‘Rainy Day’ Fund

Governor Matt Mead has called on lawmakers to tap into the State’s “rainy day” fund when the Legislature convenes in January.

The latest revenue projections for the State that were released earlier this week, showed that revenues will fall $150 million short of covering the two-year, $3-billion general fund budget that started in July.

While guest’s on our news talk show Public Pulse, House District 51 candidates Bo Biteman, a Republican, and Hollis Hackman, a Democrat gave their opinion on using funds from the State’s reserve account. Biteman provided his answer first.

Hackman said tapping into the rainy day fund is long overdue.

To hear the interview in its entirety with both candidates, click on the link below.