Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

Weekly Special Legislative Session Roundup from Olympia

We’ll be talking a lot this week about negotiations in Olympia about the state budget and whether lawmakers can find compromise and pass a spending plan before the fiscal year ends this Friday. The third overtime session in our state’s legislature began last week, and now the question is will lawmakers reach agreement on passing…

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Weekly Special Legislative Session Roundup from Olympia

The second overtime session in our state’s legislature ends Wednesday, with a high likelihood Gov. Inslee will call lawmakers back for a third special session. They must pass a two-year operating budget by June 30, the end of the state’s fiscal year, otherwise the government will shutdown July 1. For the latest out of Olympia,…

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Senate Passes Hirst Water Bill, Again

Yesterday we talked about lawmakers in Olympia likely heading into a third special session, as the current second overtime ends Wednesday and with no operating budget deal in sight. But it’s not just education funding drawing out the budget negotiations, lawmakers also want to tackle issues surrounding homelessness, mental health, natural resources and the Hirst…

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Second Special Legislative Session Likely to Become Third

Washington lawmakers are nearing the end of their second special session, and with no signs that the Senate and House are any closer to agreement on education funding, the necessity of a third overtime session seems all but inevitable. In addition to satisfying a state Supreme Court ruling on increasing state money to basic education,…

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Weekly Special Legislative Session Roundup from Olympia

Legislative overtime continues in Olympia as budget negotiators work to find a compromise on the state’s two-year operating budget, which includes how to put at least two billion more dollars into K-12 education. For your weekly update on happenings in the state capitol, John Sattgast with House Republicans Communication filed this report.

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