Over the past week the sense of progress toward a budget deal was palpable at the General Assembly, though exactly how much progress was being made and how quickly was anyone’s guess (excepting the few main budget negotiators and their staff, who weren’t showing their hands). Progress was made on issues from charter schools and red light cameras to local sales tax rate caps and the annual Technical Corrections bill, easing the sense of gridlock that has defined the past few weeks. Read the full report here .