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Tag: Road Kill

March
17th

The choice in Olympia: Pretty budget or real budget

This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.

We’d love to see a happy compromise between the budget-writers of the state Senate and House, who’ve come up with starkly different spending plans to carry the state government through the end of the biennium.

But if forced to choose between the two supplemental budgets, we’ll take the Senate’s – specifically, the amended version announced Thursday.

There’s a lot to dislike in that plan, which cleared the Senate after Republicans and three maverick “Road Kill” Democrats pulled a surprise maneuver on the chamber’s Democratic leadership. Their budget pares back a slew of

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