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Still No Budget

3 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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.
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State House Moves Supplemental Budget Bills Forward as Negotiations Continue

United States / Seattle : Slog (3 years ago)

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

Disability Lifeline Saves More Money Than It Costs

United States / Seattle : Slog (3 years ago)

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

Senate Republicans Hold Budget Deal Hostage Over Drown-Government-in-a-Bathtub Measure

United States / Seattle : Slog (2 years ago)

As the midnight Tuesday end to the special legislative session draws near, senate Republicans continue to hold a budget deal hostage to non-budget policy measures—perhaps the stupidest and most harmful being a proposal to limit all ... Read Post

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