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Panel propels $109 million budget boost

Posted: March 8, 2014 at 3:05 a.m.

At the state Capitol, the House chamber was nearly empty during a recess Friday. Lawmakers will return Monday to pass the fi scal-2015 budget.

At the state Capitol, the House chamber was nearly empty during a recess Friday. Lawmakers will return Monday to pass the fi scal-2015 budget.

Bills that would boost the state’s general-revenue budget by $109 million, to $5 billion, sailed through the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee on Friday with nary a question.

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