Let me paraphrase the House message to the Senate on Thursday: “Thanks for nothing, guys. Here you go. Here’s a budget. You fix it.”
That may be a slight over simplification but only slight.
If you want to read the actual statement you can find it here: Clouse Statement on General Fund
What happened in a nutshell is the House saw a revolt this week from fiscally conservative members who wouldn’t increase taxes, as the governor and speaker wanted them to do. So in light of the clear standstill, they are punting to the Senate to see what they propose.
Stay tuned for more posts throughout the day on budget discussions.