I'm hearing conflicting reports out of Olympia. One Democratic senator tells me that "a deal is now in the works" to settle the budget squabble, but there just may not be enough time before the midnight close of the 30-day special session to get all the procedural details through both houses. But other sources tell me that Republicans appear settled on forcing a second special session, largely at the behest of major donors who feel that Democrats come out of it looking worse than Republicans do.
There's no budget deal in Olympia yet, but with time running out on the 30-day special session that ends next week, House Democrats are moving forward as if there was, setting the parliamentary machine into motion necessary to pass ... Read Post
Washington State Budget & Policy Center With whispers of a potential budget deal in the air, Olympia sources tell me that House Democrats are not prepared to budge on the Republicans' proposed elimination of Disability Lifeline, and... Read Post