Audio Sen. Simpson: We will continue to push forward in final week

Sen. Simpson: We will continue to push forward in final week

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The State Senate wrapped up work Friday afternoon with high expectations for next week’s finale. Senate Democrat Leader Vi Simpson held a media availability after Friday’s adjournment to discuss the final negotiations taking place in the Indiana General Assembly. Sen. Simpson says Senate Democrats will continue to push forward with negotiations on issues surrounding education funding and unemployment insurance to meet the March 14 deadline.

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Click play to listen to the full audio of Sen. Simpson’s media availability, including a Q&A from the press (14 minute audio).

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A number of bills have passed both chambers without amendments, or with amendments that have been agreed upon, and now proceed to the governor for final consideration. Read a summary of some of the bills approved by both houses this week >> View a complete list of bills approved by both houses to date >>

Throughout this week final negotiations have continued in joint House-Senate conference committees where compromises between different versions several bills are being sought. Read a summary of the major issues still to be worked out >>

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, March 8 at 1:30 PM and the House of Representatives have adjourned until Wednesday, March 10 at 1:30 PM.