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Legislature Passes Transportation Budget On Time

Adoption of the conference committee report on the two-year transportation budget bill, Engrosssed Senate Bill 5096, by the House 82-14-0-2 Thursday and the Senate 48-0-0-1 Friday sends the budget bill to the governor’s desk, unusually on time. Here is the text of the conference report bill. Staff analysis should be out within days.

What Trump Tax Plan? Senate Budget Committee Has Not Even Seen It

RIP BAT - the Border Adjustment Tax, which was floated in November under a proposal from Paul Ryan and which met with fierce resistance, is effectively dead. According to Bloomberg, Trump’s "tremendous" tax plan to be revealed next week...Show More Summary

Lawmakers touring transit terminal where train crashed

Three New Jersey lawmakers are set to tour a train station that was the scene of a fatal derailment last year. Senate President Steve Sweeney, budget committee chairman Paul Sarlo … Click to Continue »

Missouri budgeters plan for reboot, expansion of Amber Alert

Missouri House and Senate budgeters want to spend $100,000 on the state's Amber Alert system. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday locked in a House plan to replace and expand … Click to Continue »

Missouri legislative budgeters disagree on education funding

The Missouri Senate budget leader is setting up a showdown with the House over some of the state's education expenses. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Brown said Tuesday that he … Click to Continue »

Revised Lake Okeechobee bill heads to the Senate floor

Top Florida Republicans have taken a big step toward making their plan of building a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee an easier-to-swallow proposal for its opponents. A Senate budget committee … Click to Continue »

Florida may spend money to boost security at Jewish schools

Florida may help beef up security at Jewish day schools around the state. House and Senate budget committees on Wednesday voted to set aside money for security in spending plans … Click to Continue »

Hidden cash? Louisiana Senate leader tries to track accounts

As Louisiana struggles with budget woes, lawmakers are realizing millions remain socked away in savings accounts that agencies, boards and commissions never told them existed. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Eric … Click to Contin...

Kansas Senate committee advances plan for 'flat' income tax

A Kansas Senate committee has approved a bill for moving the state to a single personal income tax rate while raising new revenue to fix budget problems. It wasn't clear … Click to Continue »

Senate Agriculture chair bucks Trump on proposed cuts to ag budget

The chairman of the Senate’s Agriculture Committee said he was not going to go along with President Donald Trump’s deep budget cuts to food, farm and rural programs — and … Click to Continue »

Analysis shows Senate panel added $57M to Montana budget

Legislative fiscal analysts estimate a Senate committee added $57.2 million in federal and state funds to the 2018-2019 Montana budget proposal approved by the House. The preliminary estimate shows the … Click to Continue »

Arkansas panel advances bills outlining $5.5B budget

A legislative panel has advanced bills outlining the nearly $5.5 billion Arkansas budget proposed for the coming year. The Joint Budget Committee on Wednesday endorsed identical House and Senate versions … Click to Continue »

State Senate panel adds money for health, education

A Montana Senate committee on Tuesday added money to the state budget for nursing homes, special education and other government programs, relenting somewhat on the hard line that Republican legislative … Click to Continue »

Kansas lawmakers to hash out fiscal 2017 budget fix

(Reuters) - A committee of Kansas lawmakers will be charged with reconciling differences in legislation passed to plug a $280 million hole in the state's fiscal 2017 budget after the Senate passed a revised version of a House-approved bill late on Thursday. Show More Summary

Virginia lawmaker teaches at college, serves on budget panel

Virginia's senate majority leader, who is co-chair of the budget committee, is the highest paid adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary. The Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/2mBoFKy ) … Click to Continue »

Senators Find No Evidence Supporting Trump Wiretapping, Trump Budget Proposal Analyzed, Chelsea Clinton Writing Children’s Book: P.M. Links

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A joint statement from leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee declares that they've seen no evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped during the 2016 election as President Donald Trump has claimed. Michael Flynn received more money from Russian-based businesses than had been previously disclosed. Show More Summary

Senate intelligence committee sees no evidence for Trump's surveillance claim

Trump budget would make big cuts in State Department, EPA March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump proposes $1.1 trillion in spendingNo evidence has surfaced to support Trump's accusation that Obama wiretapped him, congressmen sayNewly...

Trump Releases His First Budget Blueprint: Here Are The Winners And Losers

Update: echoing comments made by Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the top House Democrat said that the Trump budget proposal is "dead on arrival." Today at 7am,...Show More Summary

House, Senate begin budget meetings with Ducey staff

The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says he and his Senate counterpart agree on an opening bid in budget talks with Gov. Doug Ducey's staff. Rep. Don Shooter says … Click to Continue »

North Dakota budget writers trim tax revenue assumptions

The North Dakota legislative appropriation committees have lowered expectations for tax revenue for the current budget cycle due to slumping oil and agriculture economies. House and Senate appropriation committees trimmed … Click to Continue »

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