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System-requested bill passes Senate as Legislature awaits negotiated budget proposals

April 19, 2019

With just over a week to go in the regular session, the House and Senate on Wednesday wrapped up voting on bills from the opposite chamber and began working out differences on bills that received amendments after passing their originating chamber. Budget negotiators are still at work on operating, capital and transportation budget proposals hoping to reach an agreement before Sine Die on April 28. >>

Committee work wraps up and floor action begins as Legislature enters its final stretch

April 12, 2019

With just over three weeks to go in the regular session, negotiators from the House and Senate are hard at work hammering out details of the operating, capital and transportation budgets. The Legislature reached its fifth cutoff Tuesday when bills with fiscal implications needed to be voted out of fiscal committees in order to continue in the legislative process. >>

All about the budget this week as Legislature passes another cutoff

April 05, 2019

This week marked a major milestone in the 2019 legislative session. Both chambers have now passed their operating budgets — the House on March 29 and the Senate on April 4. The two chambers will soon begin the conference committee process to hammer out the differences between the two budgets. Wednesday was the deadline for bills from the opposite chamber to be voted out of policy committees in order to continue in the legislative process. >>

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