State Budget Fix Remains Work In Progress

With three days to go in a special legislative session, a plan to deal with a $304 million dollar revenue shortfall in the current state budget remains a work in progress.

Both the House and Senate have approved separate plans.

The House has adopted a proposal that calls for $115 million in state spending cuts and the potential use of $75 million in "rainy day" funds.  The Senate plan calls for $85 million dollars worth of cuts and the use of $99 million in reserve funds.

But the use of "rainy day" money is facing opposition in the House where two-thirds of members would have to approve it.  House leaders do not have the votes required to tap the reserve fund. 

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