State budget writers strike deal on $321.3 billion two-year spending proposal

Property tax cuts

No raises yet for teachers

New money for tuition freeze – if DEI passes

More cash for retired teachers and current state employees, not for state retirees 

Asking voters to approve broadband 

No funds for prison A/C, some new youth lockups

New funds for water infrastructure and flood prevention 

Funding the fight against fentanyl

No cash for attorney general’s whistleblower lawsuit 

Border security fully funded – and then some

No rate relief, but maybe more power plants 

Psychiatric hospitals and mental health services

Alternatives to abortion