government shutdown

Lawmakers Continue Overtime in Dispute Over Water Rights
SEATTLE (AP) — The Legislature averted a partial government shutdown last week by passing a two-year operating budget. But $4 billion in new construction projects and money for a few hundred state jobs still hang in the balance while the state capital budget has been held up by a dispute over …
Legislative Leaders Say They Are Closing in on Budget Deal
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — With the deadline to avoid a potential government shutdown looming later this week, legislative leaders say that while they are close, they've not yet reached final agreement on a new two-year state operating budget.
The Democratic-controlled House and Republican-led Senate have…
Gov. Inslee Calls Lawmakers Back for Third Special Session
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a third special session, saying that "the clock is running out" before the state faces a partial government shutdown.
Lawmakers have been struggling to reach consensus on how write a budget that also satisfies a state Supre…