House, Senate disagreement over budget bill ends
BATON ROUGE - House and Senate leaders have reached a deal on how to handle the budget bill to spend the tax dollars raised during the special legislative session.
After a Thursday meeting, House leaders agreed to stop stalling the bill and are scheduling it for a Monday hearing.
House leaders had said they didn't want to craft a plan to spend new tax dollars until the state's income forecasting panel formally recognizes the money as available for spending.
But they gave up on that idea amid pushback from the Senate.
Senate leaders say formal recognition of the tax dollars can happen after the special session ends and before the July 1 start of the new budget year. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Cameron Henry has agreed.
The legislative session must end June 23.
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