After working on the budget for 8 months and at times seeing no end in sight, the budget was rolled out last Monday night around 10:30 p.m. with over 670 pages of numbers, detail, explanation and policy. Amazingly the budget was then debated and voted on less than 75 hours later (over the strong objections of the Democrats)! Despite all the battles, negotiations and harsh words, the House and Senate leadership congratulated each other and had high praise for the final product. The budget even drew some bi-partisan support with a handful of Democrats in the Senate and about 10 in the House voting for the measure. The Governor signed the Budget on Friday morning making sure the spending plan was in place before the end of the continuing budget resolution that was set to expire at the end of the day. Read the full report here.