|At State Rep. Danny Short's June constituent coffee meeting, Rep Short said the biggest issue facing lawmakers is the $368 million state operating budget gap. He indicated legislators will be challenged to deliver a balanced budget by the start of the new fiscal year on July 1st. Republicans are calling for spending cuts and long-term financial reforms, while Democrats in the General Assembly are sponsoring numerous tax hikes.
The Coffee with Danny meetings are now on summer hiatus and will likely resume in October.
However, the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce is holding a business forum at noon on July 13th at the Stargate Restaurant on U.S. 13. State Rep. Tim Dukes and State Sen. Bryant Richardson will take part in a discussion that will serve as a re-cap of the 2017 legislative session.