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To: Redmond, Rudy (DLEG)
Subject: MIRS BREAKING NEWS: Budgets Being Kicked Out Of Committee -- 10:45 AM


MIRS BREAKING NEWS: Budgets Being Kicked Out Of Committee -- 10:45 AM

Two departmental budgets were kicked out of joint House-Senate conference committees this morning. The two budgets are the spending plans for the Department of Labor and Economic Growth and the Department of History, Arts and Libraries, marking the first visible sign of any real movement in weeks on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 budget bills.

Senate Majority Leader Mike BISHOP (R-Rochester) said an agreement is coming but is "not soup, yet." In the meantime, he said committees are moving out budgets to "cue them up" so they can be reported out as soon as possible. The Senate is currently in recess.

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