After six years of budget shortfalls, a Senate committee reveled Wednesday in having more than $1 billion in extra cash this spring — adding millions of dollars in hometown projects to an already record-setting state spending proposal.
Hours later, the House Appropriations Committee approved its own version of a $74-billion-plus budget for 2013-14 – setting some clear markers between the two chambers for deal-making that will consume much of the Legislature’s closing month.
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