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Senate Dems say no way on budget



Senate Democrats took a caucus position to vote against the budget in Ways and Means Thursday morning and, presumably -- if nothing changes-- on the floor.

Senate Democrats said they were concerned about the deep cuts to education and health and human services. While in some committees, Senate Democrats voted yes, in education and health and human service appropriations, Senate Democrats voted no.

"Before this session started, we said we did not want to cut education. And with programs to the elderly and health care, we did not want to cut those programs," said Minority Leader Al Lawson.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:12pm]


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