As reported previously, the full House has approved its budget plan and the full Senate will debate its plan this week. Whereas, the Senate concurred with a large number of actions taken by the House, a few issues of importance to local governments remain to be resolved. These include the assessment function shift, language to shift costs for the implementation of a video conference system to perform local inmate parole hearings, the Disparity Grant, and a few education items. MACo has summarized the decisions summarized the decisions taken by the House and the Senate budget committee and the items that remain to be resolved through a conference committee. It is anticipated that conference discussions to develop a final fiscal plan for both the operating budget (HB 70) and Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act (HB 72) will begin by April 1.