On Tuesday, Gov. Stitt urged the legislature to use caution while drafting a state spending plan.
This comes after a state panel led by the governor projected a relatively flat budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The State Board of Equalization certified the legislature will have about $8.2 billion to spend about 1% less than current spending levels.
Also, the spending level is about $310 million in one-time cash that won't be available next year, urging lawmakers to spend that money on one-time projects like technology upgrades or building construction and not build it into the appropriations base.
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