State lawmakers try to reach budget agreement

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Updated: 5/22/2013 9:17 pm
The climate is tense at the state Capitol Wednesday night. Lawmakers are trying to reach an agreement on the state budget before the end of the legislative session.

The House is reluctant to take action on the budget compromise, until seeing what the Senate will do about education spending. Both chambers are expected to take up the key bills sometime Wednesday night.

Lubbock State Representative Charles Perry said, "Tenuous at best, there's a couple of lynch pin issues as there that could fall apart I mean we understand at this stage of the game that's the way it is, but I think theres some significant hurdles that both sides have to come to an agreement on before it's passed."

The legislature must come to an agreement on a new state budget before adjourning Monday. If not, lawmakers will have to come back for a special session.
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