Deal In Principle Reached On State Operating Budget

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House and Senate budget negotiators reported to Gov. Jay Inslee this morning that they have reached an agreement in principle on the 2017-2019 biennial operating budget. The negotiators and caucus leaders said they were confident that they would complete work on the budget and have a vote of the Legislature before the end of the day Friday, the final day of the fiscal year.

That would avoid a partial shutdown of state government.

The agreement covers spending and resource levels. More details will be available after the four legislative caucuses are briefed on the agreement.

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office