Today, the standoff in the House on the first major part of the budget (the revenue part), ended in an agreement between House Republicans, House Democrats and the Senate. We will recess the session until April 20, but an agreement has been reached on how much money we're going to spend for fiscal year.
The only reason we're waiting on April 20 now is to see if the Medicaid portion of the stimulus plan is passed on the federal level. This would create up to an addition $187 million.
It's funny when an agreement is reached. After days of sharp disagreement and sometimes harsh debate, once an agreement is reached, all of that is forgotten and legislators laud each other over and over again.