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Gov. Jay Inslee signs compromise budget into law

The compromise budget proposal reached by leaders of the House and Senate spends $38.2 billion over the next two years, reduces K-3 class sizes, gives teachers a total 4.8 percent pay raise through 2017, slashes tuition by 20 percent at four-year regional universities and 15 percent at the University of Washington and Washington State University. Continue reading Gov. Jay Inslee signs compromise budget into law

Budget agreement reached, third special session begins Sunday to finalize deal

Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative leaders from the House and Senate announced Saturday afternoon they have reached a budget agreement that will avoid a government shutdown, although a third special session is required to finalize the deal.

Without divulging any numbers, Inslee said the budget takes a takes a “significant… Continue reading Budget agreement reached, third special session begins Sunday to finalize deal

Senate committee set to vote on budget bills, Gov. Inslee press conference at 5 p.m.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee is set to vote on five budget-related bills Friday afternoon, one day before the end of the current second special session. A third special session would be necessary for lawmakers to continue past Saturday, as they negotiate a budget deal necessary to avoid a potential government shutdown. Continue reading Senate committee set to vote on budget bills, Gov. Inslee press conference at 5 p.m.

Pat McCarthy addresses debate over free tickets for lawmakers at U.S. Open

Pat McCarthy Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy says she believes the "hullabaloo" over legislators accepting free tickets to the U.S. Open has dissuaded some lawmakers from attending the golf championship, but she hopes the dozen lawmakers who did accept the offer will use the opportunity to educate their caucuses. Continue reading Pat McCarthy addresses debate over free tickets for lawmakers at U.S. Open
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