The 2013 Legislature will likely adjourn Thursday after an apparent deal emerged on the $1.3 billion public schools budget.
Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis announced the tentative end date for the session — at 88 days, if his estimate holds — Tuesday morning.
An impasse over the education budget last week forced the session beyond the planned adjournment date last Friday.
It appears as though meetings Monday between senators and representatives yielded a path forward.
Now, there will be a joint Senate and House Education Committee meeting Wednesday morning.
They'll take public testimony, on merit pay, technology funding and other issues that caused the last budget to falter on the Senate floor.
Then, budget writers will finalize a new budget Thursday morning.
That sets the stage for an afternoon adjournment.