Thursday, March 31, 2016

State budget talks break down over education, pension funding

House Speaker Stumbo: House and Senate couldn’t agree on cuts to higher education

Breakdown casts doubt on whether deal can be reached by April 15 deadline

If no budget, governor could make appropriations only to emergency services and federal mandates

Negotiations over a two-year, $21 billion state spending plan broke off Thursday after House and Senate leaders couldn’t come to an agreement over cuts to higher education and how much money should go into a fund for pension payments. 

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