Budget Negotiators Agree on Education Funding

House and Senate negotiators agreed on spending on education, state salaries and benefits this morning and hope to have the final vote on the 2012-13 budget sometime this weekend.

The budget conference committee, made up of five House members and five Senate members, met to resolve their differences on the two remaining sections of the budget. They reconciled other differences between the House and Senate versions a week ago. After it's all printed, they are scheduled to vote on a final report on Thursday that can be sent to both chambers. All it takes is a simple majority vote ...

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