The Joint Budgetary Control Council signed off on an $85.8 million spending plan for the Legislature and its agencies Monday.
The House seeks $28.4 million for its operations while the Senate wants $19.37 million. They are the same dollar amounts each chamber has in the fiscal year that ends June 30.
Last year, both chambersí budgets increased substantially because of extra expenses associated with new legislators coming on board. The House budget went up 7 percent and the Senate jumped 12 percent.