Good morning. Today is Saturday, the 90th day of the 105-day session.
The Senate unanimously approved Senate Joint Resolution 8215, which would amend the state constitution to reduce the amount of debt Washington can take on starting in 2016.
The House adopted a few minor amendments to its budget bill, House Bill 1087, including one to restore funding to a state youth suicide-prevention program.
Lawmakers are scheduled to work through the weekend, with the deadline for voting on opposite-house bills coming up Tuesday. Bills that are necessary to implement the state budget will get more time, however.
The House is expected to vote on House Bill 1087, which would make about $4.4 billion in cuts over two years. After 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Senate probably will release its budget proposal. After that, negotiations between the two chambers about a final bill can begin.
Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown said Friday that the Senate also plans to work today and will vote on transportation bills.