General Assembly Passes a State Budget Bill

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The Senate and House voted to pass a $14 billion budget.

The budget runs through fiscal year 2004.

Roll call totals were 36 to one in the Senate and 87 to seven in the House.

The budget calls for fewer cuts than expected in human services but also provides a way through bonding to finance hundreds of projects.

The projects range from water lines to new school buildings and golf courses.