House Democrats: Budget Deal Still Not in Place

Update, 1:25 p.m.:

Half a day after Senate budget leaders said the contours of a budget deal were in place, confusion and uncertainty reigned in the Capitol as key negotiators argued over competing proposals.

House Democrats spent much of Friday morning criticizing a proposal put forth by Republican House leaders earlier in the week that purportedly offers about $3.9 billion in public education funding, the amount Democrats are pushing for. House Democratic Caucus Chairwoman Yvonne Davis, D-Dallas, called the proposal “a sham” that deceptively tries to pass off extra spending for programs such as education for prison ...

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