Washington Legislative Update: Budget Gridlock Forces Second Special Session

The Washington State Legislature ended its special session without reaching critical budget agreements. They now begin a second special session.

WA Leg. Proposes Sweep of DFI Funds, Budget Negotiations Continue in Salem

As elected officials scramble to close billion dollar deficits in Olympia and Salem, two very different approaches are being pursued. WA House Democrats proposed a further $7 million sweep from DFI, while OR officials hope to avoid similar action.