Capitol chatter continues to be that a budget deal is “close,” though none of the principals are talking about which issues have been agreed to and what compromises have been made. Speaker Kirk Adams, R-19, was circumspect with our reporter this morning, saying only that the sides continue to make progress toward a deal. He said they met yesterday for another brief update from staff on the day’s negotiations, but he declined to provide any specifics. Senate President Bob Burns, R-9, only said another three-party talk is scheduled for Monday.
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