Heading into the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers have already filed more than 2,500 bills and budget requests to bring taxpayer dollars to local attractions, education programs, transit needs, regional improvements and other projects for constituents.
In the House, the proposals total more than $3.13 billion. Senators are pursuing $1.8 billion.
Many of the proposals have been submitted in both chambers. In the House, members must submit each request as a bill. In the Senate, each request is filed as a local funding request but not as a bill.