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Legislative Leaders Say They Are Closing in on Budget Deal
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 been struggling for months to reach agreement on a budget that addresses a state Supreme Court man