Budget proposal expected Monday from WA Senate majority

Staff writerFebruary 22, 2014 

The Legislative Building in Olympia is shown in this file photo from Jan. 3, 2013.

TONY OVERMAN — The Olympian

Leaders of the Republican-dominated state Senate are expected to release their supplemental budget proposal on Monday, Crosscut reports.

Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, D-Medina, announced the timeline for unveiling the Senate majority's budget plan at a town hall meeting Saturday in the 48th Legislative District.

However, it is not clear whether the Senate majority's budget proposal will include additional money, or whether it will simply continue the two-year spending plan the Legislature passed last year, Crosscut's John Stang writes.

"If the majority coalition offers a supplemental budget proposal without new spending, it would raise the possibility of a budget deadlock less than three weeks before the sessions is supposed to end on March 13," Stang reports.

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