Only a relatively small number of amendments are likely to survive and be added to the spending bill before it leaves the House and moves to the Senate. Most will never even reach the floor but will instead be withdrawn or consolidated through a process that is orchestrated by Democratic leaders and unfolds largely outside of public view.
The improving economy has buoyed hopes among some legislators and advocacy groups for an accelerated return to prerecession funding levels across state government. Adding to the optimism is better-than-projected revenue results: Through the first nine months of the current fiscal year, tax collections were running $228 million above benchmark and totaled $1.2 billion more than at the same time a year ago.
Still, House leaders have adopted a cautious approach to spending "
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