The past two weeks have seen a reversal as the Senate, having finished their budget, turned to moving legislation through committees as the House budget process took over much of the energy in that chamber. On Thursday, the House budget subcommittees released their reports; however, the full House budget will not be released until Tuesday of next week. Once the House votes their budget out (on Thursday and Friday of next week) the Appropriations Chairs from each chamber will start work on crafting a compromise version. While the chambers agreed on a total budget number, a 2.5% increase from the current fiscal year, there are a number of differences that will need to be resolved. Each chamber also included policy priorities in their respective budgets, and sorting out which of those will make the final cut will likely be among the more contentious debates. What the chambers do agree on is a desire to have the budget process completed by the middle of June, as a possible gubernatorial veto (and veto override vote) needs to be factored in if the final spending plan is to be passed before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Read the full report here.