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Tag: Initiative 960


Morning update: Day 43

Good morning on Day 43 of the legislative session, and thanks for bearing with us on some technical difficulties with the blog this morning.

Coming up today:

  • Yes, another vote¬† on I-960: The Senate plans to vote this evening on SB 6130, the bill that would suspend the two-thirds majority requirement for raising taxes.¬† Senators are expected to concur with their House colleagues.
  • Budgets start rolling out today, with the noon release of the Senate transportation budget plan. Senate Democrats say they’ll release their main spending proposal at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The House budgets should follow later in

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Morning update: Day 38

Good morning on Day 38 of the 60-day legislative session. Coming up today:

  • The House will convene to pick up the debate on Initiative 960 that Republicans pushed long into last night in an unsuccessful attempt to postpone the initiative’s suspension. House members are likely to vote today, one of the last steps needed before Democrats can take up ideas for tax increases. Gov. Chris Gregoire may propose a tax package soon.
  • For more on the bills that died or stayed alive by Tuesday’s deadline, check out our roundup. Go here for the TNT version or here

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