Washington lawmakers heading to extended session

Washington lawmakers heading to extended session

Credit: KING 5 News

The state capitol in Olympia.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 28 at 4:05 PM

OLYMPIA - With little time before the end of session, Washington lawmakers appear to be making little progress toward the ultimate goal of a final budget agreement.

Leaders in both the House and Senate seemed to resign themselves Saturday to the prospect of an overtime session, with the regular 105-day period coming to an end Sunday night.

A spokesman for Gov. Jay Inslee said that no decision had been made on when a special session may start.

Republican Sen. Don Benton says budget negotiations were moving "glacially slow."

Democratic Rep. Reuven Carlyle says that while both sides may be far apart, he thinks a final resolution could come quickly.

The two chambers have taken different approaches to balance state spending and increase funding for education.
 

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