The General Assembly kicking off hearings on three different appropriations bills next week — the capital

appropriations bill, the capital reappropriations bill and the governor’s long-expected “Mid-biennium Budget Review,” fondly

referred to as the “MBR.” Those familiar with it say many issues will be folded into the MBR… such as

fracking and severance tax changes, some form of education reform based on the Cleveland model, and an income tax cut,

among others.