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House budget plan unclear

Budget progress in the House on Wednesday is fluid at best.

There are scenarios. One could send the budget bill to the full House early in the evening for a preliminary vote, and then a final vote sometime Thursday — as in either just after midnight or closer to 9 a.m. 

Or, they could spend all day on it Thursday and give the final sign-off on Friday sometime.

Those were the options House Speaker Tim Moore layed out for members on Wednesday morning in a brief session.

There are logistical problems that could make unlikely a floor vote on Wednesday: There were 104 amendments that ran through a committee yesterday, and it takes about four hours to get the most recent budget document printed.

Moore said whatever the majority of House members in both parties want is probably what will happen.

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