House budget Chairman Terry England, R-Auburn, quoted Jesus as recorded in the New Testament. Citing Matthew 25:40, he said, "I say unto you, in as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me."
A Deal spokesman said the governor will not sign the bill immediately, but will do so in time for the revenue to be included in the revenue projections lawmakers must use to write the 2013-14 state operating budget.
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