State capital budget hinges on debt-limit amendment

Two senators have introduced a bipartisan constitutional amendment to reduce the state’s debt limit and reduce the portion of the operating budget that goes toward paying off debt service, which is already more than 6 percent. To ensure its passage in the House, they’re currently holding the capital budget hostage, declining to negotiate on it with House Democrat leadership until they approve the amendment.

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