Stories tagged: budget negotiations
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Longest Washington budget talks with no deal
Legislators have gone later than ever without at least an agreement “in principle” on the budget needed to keep the state running after June 30. They also lack agreement on …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Washington Legislature’s special session likely going into next week
Special session to continue into next week.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 29, 2015, 2:32 p.m.
Murray: No shutdown but budget fight continues
Budget fight in Congress is far from over, Murray says.
Wed., July 8, 2015, 1:14 p.m.
Senate has deal that could break session deadlock
OLYMPIA — Senate leaders say they have an agreement on two controversial issues that should allow the Legislature to finish its business and adjourn this week.
Thu., July 2, 2015
Washington lawmakers not done with budget squabbles
OLYMPIA – To explain the current state of the Washington Legislature, forget the philosophy of Rousseau, the ideas of Jefferson or the eloquence of Lincoln. Turn instead to the dictum …
UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2015, 8 p.m.
Legislature passes $38.2 billion budget
OLYMPIA — After spending 165 days struggling to write a budget, the Legislature needed less than two hours to pass a $38.2 billion spending plan out of both chambers that …
Sat., June 20, 2015
Progress reported on state budget process
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative leaders seemed to concur Friday that they are closing in on an agreement on the 2015-17 state budget, something that has eluded them …
Thu., June 11, 2015
Inslee mum on status of state budget talks
OLYMPIA – Silence descended over spending talks Wednesday, as Gov. Jay Inslee deflected most questions about progress in talks to break a legislative stalemate over the 2015-17 operating budget. “The …
Fri., June 5, 2015
Washington state budget negotiators still wrestling with budget spending level
OLYMPIA – Legislative leaders and Gov. Jay Inslee met twice Thursday trying to settle a key point in budget negotiations that have dragged into a second special session. But after …
Tue., June 2, 2015
House Democrats offer $38.4 billion budget plan
OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their latest 2015-17 budget proposal, a $38.4 billion plan with lower spending and fewer taxes than a bill they passed earlier this year. For optimists, …
Sun., May 24, 2015
Spin Control: Budget plans have lawmakers boxed in
OLYMPIA – There is much talk in the capital these days about needing to agree on “the box,” which may be confusing to the general public. This is not the …
Sun., May 17, 2015
Washington budget talks likely to take second special session
OLYMPIA – Legislators reached a key milestone in the special session over the budgets, but unfortunately it was not the milestone of having a negotiated agreement that would allow them …
Fri., April 17, 2015
Budget talks stall along partisan lines
OLYMPIA – Budget negotiations between Washington House Democrats and Senate Republicans stalled Wednesday evening, with each side accusing the other of forcing the legislative session past its scheduled April 26 …
Wed., June 26, 2013
Legislature edges closer to finalizing budget deal
OLYMPIA – Budget negotiators inched toward an agreement Tuesday on Washington’s $32 billion two-year spending plan, reaching a point where staff looked for new ways to say “close.” But not …
Wed., June 19, 2013
Revenue windfall could end stalemate
OLYMPIA – An improving economic outlook could allow the Legislature to do something in the next few days that it has been unable to do for nearly six months: negotiate …
Tue., April 10, 2012, 12:06 p.m.
Search for budget deal continues on last day
OLYMPIA — Legislative leaders and the top budget writers huddled with Gov. Chris Gregoire on the last day of the special session, continuing the search for an agreement on the …