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Lawmakers end special session after adopting supplemental budget

 


Lawmakers wrapped up their 20-day special session Tuesday evening with passage of a supplemental budget. The final agreement preserved the four-year balanced budget requirement and included no new taxes. The budget was, as Gov. Inslee said in a statement, a typical supplemental budget, “largely about modest adjustments and updates to the two-year budget.”

Those expecting larger policy changes, including substantial increases in education funding, were disappointed. Some wondered why it took so long to do so little. Yet, even agreement on minor changes in the state’s two-year operating budget involve compromise, something that requires time, particularly given the Legislature’s p...



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