State Senator Chris Telfer hasn't had a chance to study the Governor's budget yet, but lawmakers did meet with him Monday. So far she likes what she sees: “Right now I’m pretty optimistic, the way the Governor's approaching it. It’s what we recommended two years ago in the back to basics budget. By starting with what were currently spending and looking at what revenue we’re going to have for the next biennium. And then determining where those extra dollars should go. so, pretty much that's what he's doing. He’s saying we're basically starting with what were spending now is about $13.2 billion dollars and we're going to have about a $1.3 billion dollar increase over the next 2 years. And so we're going to divvy up where that money's should go."