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As you have read, the House/Senate/Governor have not been able to agree on tax cuts. The Governor has cancelled a work trip so she can meet with legislative leaders through the weekend if necessary to get an agreement. Of course, budgets are on hold until the tax decision is made, but leaders on both sides didn't want to wait. The House and Senate have set their own budget targets, built around each of their tax plans. Here is a comparison of those targets.

Every year, the House and Senate alternate which chamber starts each budget bill. This year, the House starts six of the ten budget bills, all built around the House targets, and all but one (standings) ready for floor debate. They are:

Legislators are no longer getting expenses paid for their time in Des Moines; their per diem expense reimbursements ended on the 100th day (April 17). So they are officially in overtime, and it looks like it will be the first week in May before they can get done.