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34 State Agencies — Including Lottery — Will Close July 1 If No Budget Passed

According to the Washington State Office of Financial Management, some 34 state agencies will close if a budget is not approved by July 1.

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WA state is 9 days away from not having a budget
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Contingency Plan in the Works If No State Budget Passed by July 1

If the second legislative special session fails to pass a budget the state must have a plan since there is no course of action outlined in the constitution.

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Could budget deal be coming any time?
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Olympia May Approve a Budget Shortly — New House Plan Drops Some Tax Extensions

House leaders have sent a budget to the Senate for approval that scales back some of the hundreds of millions in spending, and drops extending the controversial 0.3 percent Business and Occupation Tax extension.

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Despite other issues facing state, Inslee hires climate change consultant
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Inslee Goes Ahead with $350K Climate Change Consultant – Despite No Budget Deal

The legislative special session, a billion dollar shortfall and other financial issues have not stopped Gov. Inslee and state officials from going ahead with spending $350,000 on hiring a climate change consultant.

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The budget battle rages in Olympia
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Dems Continue Push to Make Temporary Taxes Permanent — Several Professions Threatened

A new list has surfaced in Olympia, and according to some GOP legislators, they say other House members don't want YOU to see it!

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Inslee proposes new gas tax to fund transportation budget for 2013-14
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Gov. Inslee Wants Gas Tax to Support His Transportation Budget

This week, Governor Jay Inslee reiterated his desire for a 10-cent-per-gallon tax increase to help fund the $8.7 billion transportation budget he signed Monday.

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Special session going on in Oympia
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What Does Washington State’s Legislature Need Accomplish During the Special Session?

According to Washington Policy Center, a non-profit, non-partisan independent think tank that addresses political and economic issues in Washington, there are five key issues.

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Gov. Inslee (center) is seeking citizens support for his budget plans
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Gov. Inslee in Controversial Letter to Supporters Urges: ‘Students Over Tax Breaks’

A recent email letter sent out by Gov. Inslee is ruffling a few feathers, especially in the business community. Newstalk 870 has a copy.

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More time needed for budget in Olympia
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Washington Legislature Headed to Special Session Starting May 13 – No Budget Yet

They couldn't get it done, so Inslee is bringing them back.

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Inslee wants to keep temporary taxes in place for new budget
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Gov. Inslee on New Budget: ‘I Choose Education Over Tax Breaks’

Saying the state cannot fund its basic education obligations, Governor Jay Inslee proposed extending several taxes set to expire in June.

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