Tennessee leader: Lawmakers reach budget deal, aim to finish

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Posted at 8:39 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 21:39:45-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A legislative leader says Tennessee lawmakers have struck a deal on a state spending plan hampered by the coronavirus economic downturn and are looking to wrap up their session.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson says the Senate will consider the budget deal and lawmakers will try to finish and adjourn Thursday. Details of the deal were not immediately released.

The plan will need approval from the House and Senate, both with Republican supermajorities.

Lawmakers convened in January, only to leave town in March for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers returned to work about three weeks ago.