As we approach the holidays, the legislature will continue to prepare the agenda for the new year. This week there are two hearings of particular interest. The Committee on Public Service will entertain bills regarding collective bargaining on Tuesday at 11AM, while on Wednesday the Committee on Ways and Means will hear from both public and private sector leaders in an attempt to forecast revenues for fiscal 15. These numbers will be the foundation to formulate the budget. We will be watching to see if the recent decision in Detroit gets any mention. We expect to see a healthy growth number accompanied by words of caution. See below for a rundown of the bills before Public Service.