Missouri House Budget Committee staying late to pass budget bills

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 | 4:59 p.m. CDT; updated 5:33 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, March 11, 2009

COLUMBIA — The state House Budget Committee is expected to remain in a hearing until late Wednesday night in order to pass the fiscal year 2010 budget bills out of committee before the House convenes at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The 29-member committee is reviewing and voting on more than 120 bill amendment proposals. As of 3:30 p.m., 41 amendment proposals were voted on and about a dozen were withdrawn.

The budget is expected to be available for a vote on the House floor by March 23, after legislators return from spring break.

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