Friday, March 30, 2012

Breakthrough close on budget?

Gregoire pushes compromise; says it is an all-in-one proposal
EXCERPT: “Gregoire said there are six major issues still at play, including proposals to raise taxes. She declined to say what her package would look like but said negotiators have to get away from working through each issue one at a time.
… “Republican Sen. Michael Baumgartner said his colleagues still want to see the pension changes and other overhauls, but he said -the party was flexible and open to accepting other ideas as part of a larger compromise, including the possibility of higher taxes.”

Gov. Gregoire set to sign remaining bills, says budget progress is being made
EXCERPT: “In remarks to the media Friday morning, Governor Gregoire said there’s continued progress on a comprehensive budget package. Budget writers will continue working through the weekend, she said. But movement needs to happen early next week.”
Is YOUR legislator serious about kids? Ask them to contact budget writers.

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