But they say even a temporary budget is better than leaving people in doubt about whether state services will continue.
Democratic state Senator Patrick Welch says, quote, "I don't think any member of this chamber likes this bill. As bad as this is, it's the best we've got before us right now."
With the governor and legislative leaders still fighting over a state budget a day into the new budget year, the Legislature approved an interim 30-day, core services budget Thursday.
The spending plan now goes to the governor's desk.