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Budget shortfalls take spotlight at special session
For the third time in my legislative tenure and for the first time in this interim a special session will occur. This special session is for the purpose of addressing a serious budget shortfall. The special session is scheduled to begin on Monday, and possibly will last for two weeks to address a $63.5 million budget shortfall (give or take $12 million). House Appropriations, Senate Finance, House Tax and the Senate Tax committees have met in presession committee meetings to consider some of the nearly 100 bills that have been...