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House and Senate leaders released plans to spend an extra $1 billion on state programs over the next 16 months, taking advantage of an influx in unexpected tax revenue from the strong economy. They have no major tax increases and no major tax cuts.
Legislature passes $1.2 billion supplemental budget with extra money for public school salaries, a property tax cut in 2019 and no new taxes.
Waiting for the governor to release his 2018 supplemental budget, critics guessed wrong on where the extra money might come from.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes spending $950 million from state reserves to speed public school improvements and increases to mental health programs.
The Legislature adjourned sine die after 80 days, much of it spent trying to settle on a supplemental budget. Lawmakers passed that budget Tuesday and left for home a few hours later.
Legislature has a negotiated deal on a supplemental budget. Lawmakers will try to pass it Tuesday and adjourn
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.
With a budget deal apparently in hand, the Senate is beginning to override Gov. Jay Inslee's vetoes of bills he nixed because the Legislature didn't pass a budget in the regular session.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs supplemental transportation bill, still waiting on operating budget.
Deal on the state's supplemental budget unlikely this week.
Little action to see as Special Session goes into its fifth day.
In a session where charter schools were given a reprieve, the larger education issue was delayed, yet again.
The morning after the Legislature is called into special session and Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills, Senate Republicans release a new budget proposal.
Senate budget committee has hearing on budget Friday afternoon but as of 11 a.m., that budget is a blank bill.
Shortly after lawmakers adjourned their regular session and started their special session, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he had vetoed 27 of the bills they’d already passed because of their failure to reach a budget compromise.
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.
The Legislature will not have a supplemental budget done by tonight, so there will be a special session for the sixth time in seven years.
Thursday is the last day of the regular session and legislators are still working on the budget. That brings up two questions: Will lawmakers go into overtime? Will the governor veto 37 bills?
Gov. Jay Inslee tells lawmakers to reach a budget deal by Thursday night or he’ll veto bills they’ve passed so far.
Some ideas to help the state budget.