H. 3374 to Rewrite the Local Government Fund Formula
H. 3374 dramatically rewrites the existing Local Government Fund (LGF) formula. H. 3374 was introduced on January 21, 2015, and is currently in the House Ways and Means Committee.
Links are available to several documents including: H. 3374, the letter from Reps. Merrill and White soliciting support for the bill, and SCAC's memo and analysis in opposition to the bill sent to all members of the House of Representatives.
Please read these materials to familiarize yourself with H. 3374 and the analysis of the bill. Then call your House members to ask them to oppose H. 3374.
This is also an opportunity to ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor of Rep. Southard’s bill to bring LGF funding up to the formula amount using a three-year phase-in period. There are already a significant group of co-sponsors, but the larger the number, the better. If your representative has already co-sponsored Rep. Southard’s bill, please thank them for their support. Rep. Southard’s bill would maintain the existing formula and return appropriations to that funding level.
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