Thursday, March 14, 2013 8:16 pm
Senate Democrats push budget through committee
The Associated Press
The vote in the budget committee Thursday night was 12-10 along party lines. The blueprint is expected to be on the Senate floor for a vote next week.
The plan written by Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington state reduces deficits for the next three years before red ink is projected to begin rising again.
The measure contrasts sharply with a plan pushed by House Republicans that contains no tax increases, relying solely on cuts to balance the budget in a decade.