An Arizona Senate committee has reversed several changes made to the proposed state budget made by the House of Representatives.
Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee meeting approved changes to health care and education funding approved by the House.
The House added $54 million in overall spending, adding some money for child welfare programs and $33 million to allow school district sponsored charter schools to operate for another year. The committee did not discuss the $33 million.
But the committee did reverse the House restoration of emergency dental, podiatry and insulin pumps to the state's Medicaid plan. It also removed $900,000 in extra funding for private prison operator GEO Group.
The whole Senate may debate the House-approved budget as soon as Monday afternoon. The appropriations meeting came after a nearly weeklong standoff in the House over education and child welfare funding.