SJOA Watching For Cutbacks

Cash Money

The state’s budget woes are already reverberating through one of Sierra County’s most vulnerable populations, its senior citizens.
Following a contentious 2017 legislative session that ended in March, Gov. Susana Martinez implemented a state hiring freeze and vows to call a special session for the third consecutive year – to try to renegotiate a balanced budget in light of plunging revenues from the oil and gas industry.
The legislature approved a $6.1 billion budget that includes $128 million in spending above projected incoming revenue, and includes about $350 million in tax increases.

SJOA Ready For 2017

2016/2017 fiscal year (last July) with a primary focus on recovering from a series of fiscal management issues, which in the previous fiscal cycle threatened operations and in turn, the well being of many Sierra County residents.