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13 days to go; how's that budget coming?

By - Last modified: June 17, 2013 at 9:54 AM
Amy Gulli
Amy Gulli

Boy, there sure is a lot for the state legislature to get done if lawmakers are going to pass a state budget by the June 30 deadline.

Think they’ll resolve pension reform, liquor privatization and transportation infrastructure spending by then? Yeah, me neither.

So here’s a quick look around at where things stand, according to a variety of state news resources:

The Senate will reconvene at 1 p.m. today. The Appropriations Committee will be discussing the budget, also known as House Bill 1437.

Meanwhile, the full Senate will be considering who to name a bunch of bridges after, whether it should be legally required to notify patients of their breast density after they receive a mammogram, and – and I’ll admit this is fascinating – expanding the cases for which state police can collect DNA samples.

Fascinating, probably necessary, and some run-of-the mill stuff on the agenda, yes. But I repeat: 13 days, people. Only 13 days.

Amy Gulli is managing editor for the Business Journal. Email her at or follow her on Twitter, @amygulli.


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