Teacher pay raises and haggling over Medicaid generated plenty of headlines during this year’s state budget debate, but a new John Locke Foundation report emphasizes another key element of the 2014-15 General Fund budget that could have important long-term positive effects.

Lawmakers have scrapped the so-called “continuation budget” that led to confusion about government growth, replacing it with a “base budget” that aligns more closely with actual state government spending.

Learn more here and by watching the video clip with report co-author Sarah Curry below.