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House, Senate moving closer on civil and criminal justice spending

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The main things separating the House and Senate on civil and criminal justice spending is whittling down Senate member projects and construction costs in the juvenile justice and prison systems. That’s according to Rep. Bill Hager, the lead House negotiator, speaking following a conference subcommittee hearing Saturday morning. “These are really not sticking points. It’s really the philosophical difference,” Hager said. The talks opened with a $200 million gap between the House and Senate positions — the former intending to…

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