The state legislature buckled down Thursday and agreed to meet every day until they pass a state budget for the fiscal year that begins a week from Sunday. The first possibility to be considered is a sales tax increase of one-half to three-fourths percent.
The state Senate was to meet at 1 p.m. today and the House also intended a meeting. But the real interest will be on the 9 a.m. meeting of the conference committee on revenue, which is responsible for sending a tax measure to the two houses to fund the 2001-2002 budget.
The conference committee of 15 representatives and 15 senators heard presentations Thursday on two patchwork budget-fixes but failed to approve any of the plans.
Once the committee approves a revenue bill, the Senate and then the House get a chance to vote it