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Inslee accused of violating budget negotiation agreements
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GOP Leaders Accuse Gov. Inslee of Violating “Confidentiality” Agreement on Budget

Legislators said Inslee broke agreements to keep confidentiality over transportation budget negotiations by trashing GOP leaders after the legislature wrapped up it's work last Friday.

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Inslee hints at going after loopholes again
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Gov. Inslee Calls Tax System an ‘Old Jalopy’ — Wants to Go After Loopholes

In discussing his supplemental budget this week, Gov. Jay Inslee said the state's tax system is outdated and unable to supply the necessary revenue to support state programs.

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450 workers to be cut at Hanford
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Sequester – Budget Limits Will Cut 450 Hanford Workers, Say Contractors

Hanford contractors announced Thursday the impending layoff of some 450 employees, largely due to budget restrictions.

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I-5 new bridge
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YOUR Input Wanted for State Transportation Package, Budget (SURVEY)

GOP State Senator Barbara Bailey wants your opinion on how tax dollars should be spent on transportation.

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Inslee seeks credit for budget
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Inslee Seeks Credit, Kudos for Signing State Budget – Asks For Facebook Love

Newstalk 870 received an interesting email from the office of Governor Jay Inslee Tuesday:

Dear Supporter,

I'm happy to report that Sunday I was able to sign a new operating budget for the state of Washington and avert a partial government shutdown

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Legislature reportedly scrambling to pass budget today
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Legislators Scrambling to Approve State Budget

Hard on the heels of the news that a budget had been approved and was going to be voted on, we are still waiting concrete details of what's inside it!

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Legislators say budget deal reached
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Lawmakers Claim Final Budget Deal Reached – Could Be Voted on Friday

Coming in at the 11th hour, a budget deal could prevent a government shutdown.

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Babies on August 21, 2012 in Springfield, Virginia.
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WIC and Other Social Programs Facing Shutdown July 1

The Washington State Department of Health is urging people participating in the Women-Infants-Children Program (WIC) to use their benefits before the program shuts down next week.

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Could budget deal come at last minute?
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Is a Budget Deal Imminent? It May Come Just as Furlough Notices Go Out

Gov. Inslee says negotiators have reached a "breakthrough" in the battle overthe Washington state budget. But just what is it?

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Worksource employees would be among those furloughed
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State Ready to Send Furlough Notices to Employees If Budget Deal Fails

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state agencies are preparing to notify thousands of government workers that they may be temporarily laid off starting next week.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Jay Inslee said that agencies will send notices to workers Monday because lawmakers have been unable to finalize a budget

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