The Governor announced this morning that legislators have reached an agreement “in principle” on an operating budget for 2017-2019.
If the remaining work on the budget can be completed before the end of the day on Friday and the legislature is able to vote on the agreement, a government shutdown and temporary layoffs will be avoided.
Budget negotiators on both sides of the aisle say they are confident that they can get the work done.
At this point, no details about the budget deal are available. We expect to learn more after the four legislative caucuses are briefed on the agreement.
We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.
Governor Inslee announced on Thursday, June 27 that the State Legislature had arrived at a deal on the operating budget for the next biennium. The agreement includes increased funding to the DOC by $3.5 million.Read more
Budget negotiations continue to drag on in Olympia with no end in sight. Special session began on May 13 and is slated to end on June 13, and it is likely that a compromise on the operating, capital, and transportation budgets will not have been reached by that time.Read more
With regular session in Olympia winding down, the State Legislature and the Governor are hammering out a budget deal that will directly impact Teamsters at the Department of Corrections.
We’ve been tracking the budget negotiations closely, and from what we’ve seen so far, the Senate and the House budget proposals are a mixed bag as far as Corrections is concerned.Read more
The Washington State House of Representatives released its Operating Budget on Wednesday at a news conference in Olympia.
In contrast to the Senate’s budget released last week, the House budget closes 15 tax loopholes and preserves important social services for pre-K children and the working poor. The House budget also provides an additional $1.9 billion for K-12 education as the State struggles to meet a Supreme Court mandate to boost school funding.Read more