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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…
Budget Negotiations Ongoing in Washington Legislature
 
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers, in their second week of an overtime special session, continue working toward a supplemental budget deal but have not yet reached an agreement.
Republican Sen. Andy Hill, one of the negotiators, said Tuesday that "significant progress" was made in…
DREAM Act Push For Passage
A major push to get state lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act is the aim of the immigrant rights group One America. Rep. Charles Ross of Naches supports the measure but he is not confident it will pass in the special session now underway in Olympia...
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 …
DREAM Act Still Alive In State
One policy bill that could make a comeback during the Special Session is the state's DREAM Act.
A spokesperson for OneAmerica, a pro-immigration reform group said the bill is referenced in the House Budget, which essentially keeps it alive...