Statement from Gov. Inslee on announcement of budget agreement

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“I am happy and I know we are all relieved to report to you that lawmakers have reached agreement on an operating budget for the next biennium.

“This allows us to avert a government shutdown on Monday.

“Legislative leaders tell me they will move as quickly as possible to pass the budget and get it to me for my signature.

“They say that can be done by 5 pm Friday.

“However, the deal reached today makes it clear that state government will continue to operate.

“We will be notifying state employees to report to work Monday, July 1.

“Government operations will not be interrupted. All government functions will be in operation Monday.

“Washington will be at work Monday.”

Media Contacts

Office of the Governor
Jaime Smith