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Top Senate Democrat says chambers will split the difference on state budget

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There were competing accounts Wednesday of negotiations over the next state budget, with the Senate’s top Democrat saying a deal’s been struck. The chambers have agreed to meet in the middle on the $4 billion that separates their respective proposed budgets, taking $2 billion from the Senate plan and adding $2 billion to the House version, Senate Democratic leader Oscar Braynon told his caucus Wednesday morning. “There’s been a deal struck,” Braynon said. “Remember, a deal struck is nothing final,”…

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