The biennial budget passed the Senate Monday. The Senate budget made a number of changes to reflect their priorities. It adjusted funding for a number of education priorities to restore the 2.5% cuts to higher education. Their budget also reduced the state’s debt burden and structural imbalance significantly. Now a group of Senators and Representatives will convene in a conference committee to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets. For a breakdown of the key differences between the executive, House and Senate budget, click here.