Budget:The House and Senate continue their work on the budget. There have been multiple meetings this week between the House and Senate appropriation chairs and the Health and Human Service appropriation chairs. These are all very positive signs that may mean that we are nearing the end of the budget process.
However, we are also hearing that the finance package is far from a "done deal". Work still continues on both finding a compromise plan that will appeal to the House and Senate, as well as finding the needed votes for a tax package in the House.