Not that there's much news anyway...
(Not that I'm complaining...)
FROM: GOAL <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SENT: Fri 6/19/2015 3:42 PM
SUBJECT: GOAL Post 2015-Special-7
Legislative Update from Olympia 19 June 2015
- NO ACTION
- DEMS DEMAND NEW TAXES
- REPUBLICANS HOLD FIRM, NO NEW TAXES
- SECOND SPECIAL SESSION ENDS NEXT SATURDAY
- 26,000 STATE EMPLOYEES TO BE FURLOUGHED
No action on the budgets this week. Democrats are holding out for new taxes, Republicans are holding firm on their balanced budget submission. Which side will blink first? Democrats are confident, if state government shuts down, the Republicans will take the blame.
The Second Special Session ends next Saturday. If no budget agreement is reached, approximately 26,000 "non-essential" state employees will be furloughed. If they're designated "non-essential," why are they there in the first place?
Interesting times ahead.
Bill # Subject Prime sponsor Status GOAL Position
None NA NA NA NA
ESHB = Engrossed Substitute House Bill, SHB/SSB = Substitute Bill (bill amended in committee), HB = House Bill, SB = Senate Bill, H. Aprop = House Appropriations, H. Jud. = House Judiciary, S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, S. W&M = Senate Ways & Means
HEARING(S) SCHEDULED: None.
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