Budget Discussions (Audio)
By Jenifer Jones
Lawmakers say both the House and Senate have been busy as the legislative session moves past the halfway point. House Majority Leader Bob Faehn says the budget is still a top concern for lawmakers.
"I doubt that there's been a day gone by that we haven't talked about budget concerns and issues," Faehn says.
Faehn says Republicans are working to reduce the size of government and keep the budget in check. But Senate Minority Leader Scott Heidepriem says Republicans aren't doing enough. He says Democrats have been trying, but he isn't happy with the result.
"Those attempts have been killed by the majority party, in each case with every member of the majority voting to kill every single measure," Heidepriem says.
Heidepriem says he's hopeful the two parties will have more chances to work together later in the session.
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