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Legislative Affairs and 

The Office of Legislative Affairs and Communications assists in the preparation of legislation and fiscal notes, reviews regulations and materials provided by the Office of the Budget to the General Assembly, and advocates for the governor’s initiatives in the General Assembly. Additional responsibilities include:
  • Preparing annual appropriations and capital bills for introduction in the General Assembly
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of companion legislation needed to implement the budget
  • Reviewing agency legislative initiatives to ensure compliance with the governor’s budget and agency resources
  • Answer inquiries from the General Assembly and third parties regarding the budget and budget-related legislation