state budget

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…
Revenue Projections for Washington are Slightly Up
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As lawmakers head toward a third overtime legislative session, they received updated revenue numbers that give them a little bit of help as they struggle to reach agreement on a two-year state budget.
Numbers released by the Office of Financial Management at Tuesday's Economic a…
Washington Lawmakers, Groups, Discussing Paid Family Leave
OLYMPIA  (AP) — As Washington lawmakers continue to wrestle with reaching agreement on a two-year state budget, another group of negotiators has been meeting regularly to discuss another topic: paid family leave.
Several bipartisan legislators — along with representatives from the labor and business …
Washington Lawmakers Heading into Overtime
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Unable to agree to negotiate, much less reach, a state budget deal during their regularly scheduled legislative session, Washington lawmakers are likely to start an overtime special session on Monday.
Lawmakers are expected to break for the weekend on Friday, with just a f…
Moxee Lawmaker Says Budget Must be Focus of Session
State Representative David Taylor of Moxee is not confident lawmakers will agree on a state budget in a special session that started Monday in Olympia.
Taylor says passing a budget is the number one priority. But he says the Governor wants lawmakers to also take action on the reproductive parity and …
Lawmakers Not Done Yet Back to Work Next Month
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling a special session in Olympia so that lawmakers can complete their work on a new two-year budget.
After a 105-day regular legislative session, the Legislature adjourned Sunday evening without coming to an agreement on a new budget...
Area Lawmakers Support Historic, Bipartisan Senate Reform Budget
After a series of unprecedented procedural maneuvers Friday evening, minority members of the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus joined with three like-minded Democrats to temporarily gain a philosophical majority and introduce a sustainable budget proposal that doesn’t depen…