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A billion more dollars are needed to keep the state’s prison system up and running for the rest of the fiscal year. That’s the take from the Department of Corrections and it will require lawmakers to pass a supplemental spending bill to get it done. The trouble comes from “unappropriated liabilities” from last year when the state was operating without a budget. The unaccounted for spending has been haunting the state after years after operating without an official budget, the Governor is set to give his budget address on February 14th where he claims he will introduce a plan to pay down past bills, balance the budget and put forth a plan to roll back the income tax hike. 

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