Voters may get to decide whether to place new constitutional limits on state spending.
Current provisions limit the budget to a specific percentage of total personal state income. SCR 1030, if approved in November, would limit year-over-year increases to changes in inflation and population.
Proponents said the current limits are insufficient to prevent overspending.
The measure does allow voters to approve exceptions on a year-by-year basis. And lawmakers could declare an emergency with a three-fourths vote of each chamber and the governor's approval.
Tuesday's 17-13 Senate vote sends the bill to the House.
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