The only thing left in the special legislative session is for the House of Representatives to decide if it’s going to accept the Senate’s economic development bill or give up.   The senate has rejected extensive House changes in the Senate bill and has asked the House to withdraw its substitute and pass the senate measure. It’s a take it or leave it proposition for the House. The Senate does not intend to meet for debate again before the end of the special session. 

Although the bills had several differences the largest hangup was on expiration dates for two tax credit programs that provide little return to the state for the dollars that are in them–historic preservation and low income housing.  

 Listen to the Senate debate (8:25 mp3)