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No budget deal on final day of special session; second special session starts Friday

On the final day of the first 30-day special session, Senate Republicans publicly released their latest budget offer, which they say addresses several concerns raised by Democrats. Democrats, meanwhile, say they will release their budget counteroffer on Monday. Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to call a second special session that begins on Friday. Continue reading No budget deal on final day of special session; second special session starts Friday
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Budget writers get $400 million boost from latest revenue forecast

Stephen Lerch

The state is on track to collect about $400 million more in revenue in the current and upcoming budget cycles, giving legislative budget writers a boost as they attempt to negotiate a deal in the remaining 10 days of special session.

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council expects the state… Continue reading Budget writers get $400 million boost from latest revenue forecast

Statewide drought emergency declared by Gov. Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency on Friday due to “unprecedented” low snowpack in the mountains, where he said glacier lily flowers are blooming in areas where there should be more than 6 feet of snow.

“It’s really unlike anything we’ve experienced. Rain has been normal. What we’ve… Continue reading Statewide drought emergency declared by Gov. Jay Inslee

First step in impeachment proceedings of Troy Kelley introduced in House

State Auditor Troy Kelley Two state representatives filed a resolution Tuesday to begin the process of impeaching State Auditor Troy Kelley for "malfeasance of office," which they say includes the abandonment of his office and illegally delegating authority to an unelected official. Continue reading First step in impeachment proceedings of Troy Kelley introduced in House
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