Friday, October 23, 2009


Some said it was a band-aid. Some said it was too harsh on state agencies giving services to children and the poor. Some said it didn't do nearly enough to solve the ongoing deficits.

Whatever the case, the Legislature just passed HB17, the budget bill.

The House agreed to all Senate amendments but one -- which was sponsored by Sen. Tim Keller, which was meant to protect certain schools.

Keller agreed to take off the amendment. So now both chambers have agreed.

The Senate just agreed to Sine Die. They called it quits.

I'll explain more in tomorrow's paper.