Members of the Legislature's Finance Committee began their work on Friday by going back to some of their previous votes.
The budget-writing committee voted to make changes to some already passed budget provisions, based on the changing financial situation of the state. Lawmakers are looking for ways to further cut state spending, in light of a budget deficit that has grown by another $1.6 billion.
Lawmakers approved changes to the film tax credit which will cut the amount of available funding in half, from $3 million to $1.5 million. A cap on the size of available credits would be lifted after two years.
The Joint Finance Committee also approved several changes for Public Health, cutting funding to programs such as the AIDS Support Network, community health programs, and support for dental clinics across the state.
The JFC is expected to meet for much of Friday, with votes on domestic partner benefits, the UW system, and salaries for prosecutors and public defenders on the agenda.