Is your calendar marked for Wednesday, Jan. 13? If you care about state policy, mark it as the first day of the 2016 Legislative Session
This year the Legislature is full of the same players, but they are facing a new challenge: a massive state budget deficit.
The state budget deficit is all anyone is talking about - and rightly so, since it will impact each of us in some way or another.
But here at The Hub we try to keep our focus on community development and community engagement. So we're not going to get too wrapped up in the budget hullabaloo. We'll let the state journalists cover that.
Instead, we're going to focus this issue on talking about some of the priorities identified by community development leaders, including broadband, jails and public safety, renewing the NIP tax credits and creating a state earned income tax, and urban homesteading for dilapidated properties. And we're hoping to collect some of your ideas, interest and feedback too.
So dive into our December Preview of the 2016 Legislative Session. And let us know what you'd like to see in the Legislative Hubbubs starting the week of Jan. 18.
Happy holidays and new year!