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2013 Legislative Session
Mon April 29, 2013
House, Senate Continue Budget Work But Have Not Reached Compromise
The House Appropriations Committee is resuming some work on the 2014 budget Monday.
The House committee is scheduled to tackle small funding issues related to bills that are already signed into law.
All Legislators will return from their month-long break on May 8.
Still, several committees have met to prepare for the rest of the session. The Senate Ways and Means Committee met on Thursday, and the House Appropriations Committee is set to work on the budget Monday and Tuesday.
Negotiators from both houses have yet to resolve their disagreements over the state's 14 billion budget. The next fiscal year begins on July 1.
Lawmakers continue to argue over whether to make a temporary hike in sales tax permanent and whether to cut funding from higher education.