Senate buckles down on state budget as Legislature’s adjournment approaches


Things seemed quiet in the state capitol last week despite the Legislature’s adjournment just days away. It may be a lull before the storm, though. 

After several days of delay, the Senate Finance Committee formally adopted the versions the state operating and mental health budgets in House Bills 69 and 72 passed days earlier by the state House. 

The senate had worked out its own version of the budgets earlier. Incorporating them into the House bills was a procedural formality, although some changes were made Thursday.

It largely set the stage for the heavy lifting yet to be done before the required May 19 adjournment, however.

One bit of good news is

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