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Spin Control supplemental budget archive

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016


OLYMPIA -- Senate Republicans keep track of the vote on the supplemental budget, which eventually passed 27-17. Sen. Mark Schoesler, sitting at the desk, is surrounded by Sens. Mike Hewett, John Braun, Andy Hill and Steve O'Ban (left to right) (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)

Legislature passes budget

OLYMPIA – Washington lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a compromise budget that makes incremental changes to programs that could ease problems in mental health, a teacher shortage and homelessness.

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MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016


OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee tells reporters he vetoed 27 bills after lawmakers failed to come up with a supplemental budget in the regular session. Their special session started Thursday about 30 minutes after the regular session ended. (Jim Camden / The Spokesman-Review)

Inslee vetoes bills as regular session ends without budget

OLYMPIA – Lawmakers closed out their regular session without passing an update to the state operating budget and started up a special session in the span of about 30 minutes Thursday night. Less than an hour later, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed 27 bills, making good on a threat to take a red pen to legislation if they needed to go into overtime.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016


SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016

MONDAY, FEB. 29, 2016

SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016


FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016

THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016

MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

Inslee signs most of 'disappointing' budget 

OLYMPIA – The ink from his signature wasn’t even dry on the Legislature's current budget before Gov. Jay Inslee was challenging lawmakers to do more on their next one. Inslee signed the state’s supplemental operating budget, vetoing some elements such as a section that would...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Supplemental budget passes

OLYMPIA -- Barely six hours after it was unveiled to the public, the Legislature passed the 2014 supplemental budget and sent it to Gov. Jay Inslee. The budget passed the House 85-13, and the Senate 48-1. For a full report, go inside the blog.

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Budget deal released

OLYMPIA -- A supplemental budget that raises no taxes, offers no new tax loopholes and provides no state-funded raises for teachers is expected to be pushed through the Legislature today on a fast track. Budget negotiators unveiled their negotiated spending plan to the public at...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014

No budget rollout until Thursday

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature will start the last day of its scheduled session without showing the public its supplemental budget. The budget, which is the update of the biennial budget passed last year, is said to be close, with only relatively small things in the...

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Budget still 'A work in progress'

OLYMPIA -- Here's a bad sign for anyone expecting the Legislature to conclude its business by midnight Thursday: Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler this morning described the supplemental budget, and two controversial bills, as "a work in progress." Budget leaders of both chambers have been...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

House passes budget with teacher raises 

OLYMPIA — In a prelude to end-of-session budget negotiations, the House dumped the Senate's no-new-taxes budget that extended some tax loopholes for businesses, replacing it with a plan to spend an extra $140 million on education and other programs, partly by raising several taxes. Democrats...

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