The state senate has passed a $420 million supplemental spending bill. The bill had been stalled by Republican calls for more detail to justify the spending.
Republican State Sen. Bruce Tarr says he did not want to stand in the way of providing the crucial services the bill helps fund.
"We were trying to strike a balance to get accountability and to make sure that, in order to achieve now a lack of disruption, we weren't provoking a much larger disruption in the future," Tarr says.
Tarr says a new amendment to the bill requires the finance secretary to provide more information about the spending.
This program aired on October 8, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.