WASHINGTON — As congressional conferees struggle with negotiating a budget resolution, the nation’s governors want more certainty about the federal budget and the amount of funds states will receive as well as more flexibility on how to spend that money, National Governors Association officials said.

“No matter what the outcome, more discretion under discretionary spending would be a great thing,” NGA executive director Dan Crippen told reporters Wednesday, adding, “The ability to adjust programs to meet state requirements, to meet state realities, would be a great thing.”

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