Legislative News May 3, 2012

Legislative news – 05/03/2012

Limping to the Finish LineThe Senate was in briefly to debate the standing appropriations bill on Monday but beyond that, neither chamber called members back to debate and finalize this legislative session.  Key members in both chambers continue to meet to strike a budget deal and to iron out policy differences.  It appears there is a tentative deal on the FY 2013 education appropriations bill.  It remains to be seen if legislators will come back next week to finish the legislative session.  If a deal is not imminent, it is likely that they will wait until after the primary election in June. IMHCA will provide legislative updates as they occur but will not do a weekly update until further notice.

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