Agreement on transportation, taxes needed to break budget stalemate

To break the state budget impasse, GOP lawmakers need three dominoes to fall.
The most important for the general fund piece of the budget is an agreement on the benchmark they’ll use for the property taxes on the median-valued home in 2018.
The most difficult, budget watchers say, will be transportation.
With the Joint Finance Committee taking a hiatus this week and the close of the fiscal year rapidly approaching, insiders are looking for a roadmap that would solve the GOP divide and put the finishing touches on this budget. Along with property taxes and transportation, they say, a decision i...

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