A committee hearing is taking place with PB&F (I’m assuming Program, Budget, and Finance, but I’m not going to check). Apparently, after all the back and forth, sturm and drang, anguish across the Church, PB&F is using the Presiding Bishop’s proposed budget as its template. Earlier discussions of it on this blog are here and here. Background here.
Jim Naughton had this to say today before the hearing began. He makes several interesting suggestions:
- to reduce the diocesan “asking” from 19% to 15% this triennium
- to base the budget on the PB’s proposal
- to view it as “transitional” and therefore to remove some of the spending on new programs (up to $5 million) that she proposes.
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