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State Lawmakers Hold Budget Meetings After 2 Days Of Cancellations

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The House and Senate met in so called “JCAB’s” or Joint Conference on Appropriations and Budget meetings Thursday evening after canceling them for two days.

Lawmakers did not take up a tax on gasoline and diesel, a tax on the production of oil and gas, and a tax on tobacco.

Sources said one sticking point is, a faction of lawmakers want to divie up money from a tobacco tax to be used for managed care at a cost to taxpayers of 52.3 million-dollars.

Also, the Senate adjourned, missing the deadline to hear a bill to offer teachers a $6,000 raise over three years. The House offered the bill without a plan to pay for it

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