Thousands of state employees may receive temporary layoff warnings Monday if state lawmakers don’t approve a budget before then, Gov. Jay Inslee’s office said Thursday.
The notices would warn employees that they will be temporarily laid off starting July 1 if if the Legislature fails to finalize a budget by June 30, said Mary Alice Heuschel, the governor’s chief of staff.
The planned layoff notices are part of the state’s contingency plan for how to deal with a potential government shutdown, which would affect roughly two-thirds of government agencies next month if lawmakers’ don’t reach a budget deal.
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