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EFFORTS TO JUMPSTART THE “GRAND BARGAIN” BUDGET AND REFORM DEAL IN THE SENATE MAY BE STALLING OUT.
 
SENATE PRESIDENT JOHN CULLERTON TRIED TO START MOVING PIECES OF THE PLAN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BUT SAYS HE WAS MET WITH RESISTANCE FROM REPUBLICANS AND EXPRESSED HIS FRUSTRATION.
 
 
CULLERTON SAYS THEY DON’T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT ON REFORMS, THEY ARE FOCUSING NOW ON THE BUDGET, INCLUDING A TAX INCREASE. SENATE REPUBLICANS SAY THEY ARE CLOSE ON SEVERAL ISSUES AND WANT TO KEEP NEGOTIATING.
 
SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHRISTINE RADOGNO SAYS THEY ARE CLOSE TO AGREEMENT, AND URGES DEMOCRATS TO KEEP NEGOTIATING.
 
 
SOME OF THE MAIN STICKING POINTS RIGHT NOW INCLUDE A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX FREEZE AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION REFORM.

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