Wash. Legislature: “Progress,” But No Deal As Midnight Deadline Looms

Apr 10, 2012

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Marathon negotiations over state spending continued Tuesday in Olympia. This is the last day of the 30 day overtime legislative session. Lawmakers are up against a midnight deadline to complete their unfinished business. Governor Chris Gregoire gave this short status update as she passed through the senate wings.

Chris Gregoire: “Well progress is being made, but we don’t have a deal.”

Gregoire, a Democrat, is trying to forge an agreement between House Democrats and Senate Republicans on a series of controversial government reform measures. If lawmakers miss the midnight deadline, Gregoire will likely have to call another 30 day overtime session.

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