Budget deal is announced – session expected to end on April 28

House and Senate budget negotiators just announced they reached an agreement.  Their agreement will be released on Saturday with an expectation they will finish on time on Sunday!  It’s going to be a busy weekend. Here’s their press release:

 Rolfes, Ormsby announce tentative deal on 2019-21 operating budget

OLYMPIA — Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, and Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following joint statement announcing a tentative agreement on the 2019-21 Operating Budget:
“We have reached a tentative budget agreement between the two chambers and look forward to finishing our work on a final budget by the end of the legislative session on Sunday. We will continue to work with our fiscal teams in the Legislature to complete final details on a responsible budget that puts people first and meets the pressing needs of our state.”

Once details are finalized, Senate and House budget leaders anticipate releasing the final budget on Saturday.

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