It is now less than one month before the State Budget deadline of April 1. The Senate and Assembly have just completed joint hearings on each subject matter related to the Executive Budget proposal. The next step in the process is for each house to pass a budget resolution outlining its budget priorities. Once this process is completed, Legislative Conference Committees will be convened to reconcile differences between the Senate and Assembly proposals. Finally, the Senate and Assembly will vote on an agreed upon 2011-2012 fiscal year budget before the April 1 deadline.