The June report from the Caseload Forecast Council shows the growing demand for state services is not likely to be as high as what the council predicted in February. Budget cuts enacted by the Legisalture are credited with causing the lower predicted demand, and the results could save the state an estimated $41 million through mid-2011.
The full preliminary forecast is available here.
Senate Democrats have posted this report today explaining the forecast. The Hopper blog post attributed the dollar-savings estimate to state budget director Marty Brown and quoted him as saying it was “very preliminary.”