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State Federation warns legislators Senate budget carries risks to government function, public safety and safety net

As we reported previously, the Washington Federation of State Employees and other labor groups reacted with a mixture of relief about pay and worry about healthcare after the Senate released its Republican-crafted budget Wednesday. But federation lobbyist Dennis Eagle went further in an email sent Thursday evening to Senate members who may be voting on the $33.2 billion Republican-crafted spending plan later today.

In particular Eagle pointed to $131 million in unspecified “administrative efficiencies” that are among the uncertain financing pieces of the spending plan – not to mention an assumption agencies will have some $120 million

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