Thursday, June 07, 2007

Not going anywhere for a while? Sen. David Hoyle said today he thinks best case scenario the budget will be finished by mid July but he thinks it will be late July.

Conferees from the House and Senate met again this afternoon. Apparently they are trying to work out the Medicare issue right now. There's an apparent compromise plan between Sen.'s Rand and Clodfelter that's on the table. That plus the COPS debt (loans for UNC construction, prisons, etc. that doesn't need voter approval) and the temporary taxes are still up in the air. Negotiations are still in the early stages but it appears it's not going anywhere too fast.

These issues need to be taken up first so lawmakers know how much $$$ is available.

Should be a fun week or two for the conference committee! We'll see how much they want that July 4th vacation.

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