50,000 state employees face furloughs as 2nd special session begins

50,000 state employees face furloughs as 2nd special session begins

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50,000 state employees face furloughs as 2nd special session begins

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 5:51 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash.  – The Legislature returns to work for a second special session Wednesday, trying to work out a budget agreement.

The House and Senate adjourned Tuesday afternoon, hours after Gov. Jay Inslee called for a second special session.

Both the House and Senate have passed their own budget proposals within the past week, but have been unable to agree on a final deal. Inslee said that a meeting Wednesday would occur between his financial office and Cabinet members to discuss contingency plans in case a budget is not signed by midnight June 30, when the current budget cycle ends.

Inslee said there would be a review of government services to see which ones may be constitutionally mandated, and noted that more than 50,000 state employees that would potentially face furloughs would need to be notified.
 

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