April 10, 2019
At 10:00 a.m. on April 9, 2019 I signed two Memoranda of Agreement necessary to have the day contract funding approved. Last year Commissioner Santiago took more than a month to sign the MOA and more than five months to submit the funding request to the governor, who then rejected the contract.
We do not anticipate the funding request being rejected by the governor, and there is a supplemental budget bill in the House of Representatives at this time. I believe it is possible to get the funding request for the day contract in that bill, as long as there is no undue delay by the Commissioner.
If this happens, members may see the pay raises as quickly as the beginning of this summer.