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Announcing the deal

OLYMPIA-Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative negotiators announce they've reached a deal on the state's operating budget. (Jim Camden)
OLYMPIA-Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative negotiators announce they've reached a deal on the state's operating budget. (Jim Camden)

OLYMPIA -- Here's what it looked like when Gov. Jay Inslee announced they had a budget deal. . . just before the left without answering any questions about it

Left to right: Senate Ways and Means Chairman Andy Hill, House Minority Leader Dan Kristiansen, Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, Inslee, House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan House Speaker Frank Chopp, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Ross Hunter, Sen. Jim Hargrovve, Sen. Nick Harper, Rep. Gary Alexander.

Question: What's missing from this group? 

Answer inside the blog.

As several people pointed out within minutes of the announcement:

Women and minorities.



Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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