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Senate capital budget addresses school construction needs throughout state

The week of Feb. 19-23 could have been called "budget week," as the Senate held public hearings or approved its version of the three state supplemental budgets (operating, capital, and transportation) that adjust the two-year spending plans passed by the Legislature last spring.

The first to emerge was the capital budget, which was passed by the Senate 49-0 on Feb. 22.

The Senate's capital budget...

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