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Searching for consensus


Things have become increasingly tense at the Capitol as we wind down our last month of session. The final stretch is weighing heavily on every lawmaker in these halls, and the days are starting to seem longer.

Dealing with the budget is a very frustrating process. Lawmakers are trying to juggle making sure our state runs efficiently without sacrificing agency budgets to the point workers are unable to provide necessary services. And each step of the way, we’ve hit a roadblock.

To implement a tax increase, a measure must receive three-fourths of the vote in both the House and the Senate. F...

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