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After Delay, State Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

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House and Senate leaders have reached a deal on a roughly 7 billion dollar budget after weeks of tense negotiations that practically ground the state capitol to a halt.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunc/local-kunc-961783.mp3Senate Democrats were fed up with the talks and had threatened to break protocol and introduce a separate budget this week. But both sides eventually agreed to a compromise.KUNC's State Capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.