government shutdown

Budget negotiators continue to meet at the Washington capitol, but there’s still no deal on a spending plan for the next two years.

Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

Monday was the eleventh day of a second special legislative session in Olympia, where Democrats and Republicans still have to hammer out the Washington state budget.

Governor Jay Inslee’s budget director said Friday that negotiators have reached preliminary agreement on a key issue that’s been hanging them up.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee plans to convene budget negotiations in his office beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Preparations for a state government shutdown are underway because Washington lawmakers haven’t agreed on a budget for the next two years.

As promised, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has called an immediate second special session of the legislature. It begins Friday.