The chamber refused to add a $3,000 PFD to the capital budget so minority Republicans refused to sign off on a way to pay for the budget, endangering more than $1 billion in federal highway funds.
A veto of the budget would all but guarantee a government shutdown, unless the Legislature overrides it.
There’s no timetable for when the recommendations would be due back.
With the Senate set to approve a $3,000 dividend, the Legislature is putting more money into savings.
Save the dividend for another day.
It could return for a successful vote later in the week.
Nearly a third of the account would go to pay the on-time dividend.
The bill could free up the budget to be passed ahead of the potential shutdown.
The legislation would require the Legislature rethink and lower future dividends.
The Legislature’s been known to take the easiest route, but even a $3,000 dividend faces some big challenges.