Legislators agree to work every day untill a budget is passed

Friday, June 22, 2001 at 1:00am

The state legislature buckled down Thursday and agreed to meet every day until they pass a state budget for the fiscal year that begins a week from Sunday. The first possibility to be considered is a sales tax increase of one-half to three-fourths percent.

The state Senate was to meet at 1 p.m. today and the House also intended a meeting. But the real interest will be on the 9 a.m. meeting of the conference committee on revenue, which is responsible for sending a tax measure to the two houses to fund the 2001-2002 budget.

The conference committee of 15 representatives and 15 senators heard presentations Thursday on two patchwork budget-fixes but failed to approve any of the plans.

Once the committee approves a revenue bill, the Senate and then the House get a chance to vote it

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