state budget

Gov. Inslee Calls Lawmakers Back for Third Special Session
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 Supreme Court mandate on education funding and have not been able to reach an agreement on a new two-yea
Revenue Projections for Washington are Slightly Up
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 and Revenue Forecast Council meeting show the state's revenue collections through the middle of thro
Washington Lawmakers, Groups, Discussing Paid Family Leave
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 communities —have been taking advantage of the extra time provided by Legislature's need to go into