Forbes, 9/26/7

Many agency heads have learned that state spending isn’t the only thing discussed during hearings held by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

Some of the 14 committee members use the face-to-face to ask about particular problems or to express concerns from residents, often putting agency leaders on the hot seat.

Attorney General Jim Hood appeared before the Budget Committee on Tuesday, telling them he wasn’t asking for increased funding for the fiscal year that begins July 1.