An improving economy after years of austerity cuts has state agencies, teachers and government employees hoping 2015 will be the year to finally begin making up financial ground.
Medical professionals hope for more state money to treat the poor. Business leaders want more money for transportation. State employees, 100,000 teachers and judges would like to get at least a moderate pay raise.
But at least some of them will wind up disappointed by the time the 2015 session — which begins Jan. 12 — is gaveled to a close in about three months