Democratic House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh talked about the weekend discussions during a House committee meeting on Monday. Also attending the secret budget meetings were state Comptroller John Morgan, Treasurer Dale Sims and Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz.
Complaints from several House Democrats' about a lack of detail about the buyout proposal delayed the expected conclusion of the legislative session last week.
No public announcement was made of the weekend meetings. The Legislature is exempt from the state Sunshine Laws requiring government bodies to hold open meetings.